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Overall rating
70.90/100
votes
226
Category
Blend
Bottler
Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. (MG)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
7332
Added on
21 Jul 2012 11:56 am
Colored

Average value

€ 14,31

5 × in wishlist

Level Username
Newbie Jeroen89
Newbie MrT
Member Senior M_A_D
Newbie NikJ
Newbie Pamas

226 × member ratings

575 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.90 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 74 points Administrator

    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
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Soft, pleasing, tasty, nothing bothers, but still whiskey (you can see the influence of the barrel), a good one in its price range. I would not be ashamed to have it on the shelf.
    • Nose
      sweet, grainy, honey, vanilla, a minimal tart smoke or woody note, unobtrusive, nothing disturbs or seems immature
    • Taste
      mild, sweet, cereals, vanilla, even a little toffee, milk coffee (very tender bitter)
    • Finish
      soft, short, toffee, milk chocolate

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      56 56
    • Finish
      57 57

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      72 72

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    I think for the money this is decent, easy drinking blended whisky. Not my usual tipple for a cheap whisky but you could do a lot worse.

  6. jankes scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      69 69

  7. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    A nice blend, to drink pure too sweet, but great for the Hot Toddy. Remedy, if you are ill and need a nightcap.
    • Nose
      Voluminous, a bit floral
    • Taste
      Sweet (malty), slightly salty, woody, spicy, strong
    • Finish
      sweet, a hint of licorice

  8. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  9. Danbog scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  10. Koning scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Much better than I remember. Although young and grainy, it can be enjoyed neat. Had this once in a pub and couldn't finish my glass! Maybe the bottle was open for a long time while exposed to light, as most often is the case in a pub.
    • Nose
      Noses
      young and the grains are obvious. A bit of sawdust, but also apples, honey and a bit of chocolate and even a bit smoky.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly
      soft and creamy, considering the nose. Grainy and a bit grassy, citrus
      fruits, honey, fresh spearmint. Also a slight off note: plastics
    • Finish
      Light
      and grainy. Mint candy! Overripe oranges, cheap chocolate (20% cacao), a
      little bit waxy and smoky.

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