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Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. (MG&S)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2015 12:35 pm by vrontis.d@unic.ac.cy

Average value

€ 11.99

3 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

148 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Famous Grouse Finest Scotch Whisky

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 68.77 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    The state of this blend in 2021is IMO somewhere in the same series as Chivas 12 rather than JW, with more than a fair share of grain in it, and what feels like a measure of that sherry seasoned cask chocolate on top.
    • Nose
      Vague ripe fruitiness meets those notes I usually get from young grain that feel ”greasy” to me, and some ethanol. Wood and menthol cigarettes, vague tar. Feels bland on the nose.
    • Taste
      Watery and fleeting. Feels like a diluted malt. Slick, with a shy chocolate coating. Almost feels like it’s 30-35%, but then occasionally a boozy note spoils the party.
    • Finish
      Greasy licorice coats my teeth lightly.

  2. SimondeVette scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    It's okay. Not very pronounced, but not disgusting either.
    • Nose
    • Taste
      Grain, vanilla, a bit of citrus
    • Finish
      Soft and sweet

  3. Kilo1 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    An older label, good whiskey, with a good influence of malt alcohols, cereals are also felt, but they are well hidden.

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, raisin, cake, spices, leather, rot slightly sweet fruits and sea salt on nose.

    Sweet fruits, spices, cream brûlée, toffee and a little bit grain spirit notes on taste.

    The short finish starts with vanilla, and goes with spices, sweet fruits, light dryness notes.

  6. valery77 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Achany scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    very easy to drink, sweet, vanilla, some malt, some oak, well balanced but not complex at all. together with some pints just nice blend
    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      62 62

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      66 66

  9. holborndrinker scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Sometimes an inexpensive blend is more satisfying than an expensive single malt - best njoyed with company.
    • Nose
      A slight hint of sherry on the nose - quite inviting for something that is so inexpensive.
    • Taste
      A pleasant taste - quite clean cut with the alcohol not being overbearing - a good session drink whilst chatting with friends.
    • Finish
      Warming - makes you want another sip.


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