Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.comThe Famous Grouse (40%, OB, blend, France, +/-1985) Three stars and a half Colour: straw. Nose: ah yes, this was something else. More malt, probably, and something of Highland Park.
Honey, nuts, pine sap, warm oak and herbs (parsley)… Very nice nose, surprisingly big. Mouth: same! It’s big, rich, honeyed, fruity (oranges) and quite smoky.
Finish: as often, it’s the finish that’s a tad less interesting with old blends and it’s the case here. But there’s a nice malty honeyness.
Comments: these batches were really excellent and they would put many malts to shame. THIS is buyable – and so cheap at auctions. SGP:542 - 84 points.