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Overall rating
69.97/100
votes
292
Whiskybase ID
WB33991
Category
Blend
Bottler
Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. (MG&S)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
7332
Added on
21 Jul 2012 11:06 am
Colored

Average value

€ 14.26

7 × in wishlist

292 × member ratings

698 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.97 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 74 points Super 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 → SUBPAR
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  2. Koning scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. 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

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      59 59
    • Finish
      57 57

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Famous Grouse (40%). Jan 2019 - Aroma typically grain-forward, wooden pencils, crayons, apple, squash ball and oak. Mostly crayon. Taste oaky, salty, boozy, marzipan, maybe even more peated than recent bottlings of Teachers (surprisingly). I was expecting something overly smooth, easy and uninspiring but it's actually quite intense - spicy and almost hot for the low ABV. Fine, but there are better alternatives. (3.1/74) Jan 2020 - Famous grouse 40% very grain with a punch of peat 3.15/75

  6. KOQ24 scored this whisky 48 points Expert Junior

    Not all that bad for a Blend on the cheaper side.
    Not many off notes but entirely too mild.
    • Nose
      55 55
      faint smoke,grain,buttery,apple,marzipan,light Toffee
    • Taste
      55 55
      sweet arrival,vanilla,slightly spirit-y,buttery,Honey
    • Finish
      35 35
      Short with a soft alcoholic note.

  7. whiscratch scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Good blend, the Grain does not dominate, much "Highland Park", but also toffee. PLV fits.

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 58 points Connoisseur

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

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

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

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