From time to time, it can be useful to 're-calibrate' our sense of smell and taste with a simple, easy Blended Scotch. Famous Grouse features a light and fuzzy nose with some toffee sweetness, coal smoke and hints of citrus fruits. On the palate, the use of exhausted, old casks becomes quite obvious. Thin, malty and dominated by grain whisky, there are faint notes of brown sugar, maple syrup and ash that lead into a plain, uninspiring and honey bitter finish. It's not the worst blend there is, but a strong reminder why I am a Single Malt aficionado.
RATING: 2.5/5.0 stars ≙ 74 pts → PALATABLE