Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Famous Grouse
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
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  • smoky
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • malt
  • oak
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • grain

Famous Grouse

Blended Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 40%)
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The most popular blended Scotch in Scotland… where it counts.
 
The story of the Gloag Family goes back tot he early 1800s when Matthew Gloag had a grocery store in Perth, Scotland — importing wine and purchasing local Whiskies to resell. Two generations later, his grand-nephew — also named Matthew — took over the family business and blended a custom Scotch he called The Grouse. His daughter designed the now famous grouse label when they renamed the Whiskey “The Famous Grouse” in 1905. The brand was sold to Highland Distillers in 1970 who devoted production and marketing resources, building it up to one of the most popular Scotch Whiskies in the world by 1980 and receiving a Royal Warrant from the Queen in 1984. Today, The Famous Grouse sells more than 2 million cases per year across a tidy range of blended Scotch spirits.
 
This is where it all started. The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky is the core product that they have been making since 1896. There have been a few changes over the years — distilleries have been bought and sold altering the accessibility of spirits available for blending. But the effort has always been to deliver a quality blended Scotch with great consistency at a solid value. The evidence of their success is the availability of their signature spirit in 97 countries around the world. Included with other malt and grain Whiskies comprising the current iteration of The Famous Grouse are stand-out Single Malts from Glen Rothes, Highland Park, Macallan, and Glenturret.
 
 
Smartass corner:
The grouse — meaning the bird — is a large family of game birds found across the northern hemisphere, from Japan in the east to Canada in the west. The red grouse shown on the label is closely identified with the Scottish Highlands.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Famous Grouse
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is sharp with notes of shortbread, tart apple, demerara, and dried lilacs.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is remarkably complex at this price point with notes of shortbread, creamed malt, a  hint of toffee, and a dash of smoke.
 
Finish 
Medium length and dry with toasted malt and a light, sweet spice.
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  • smoky
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • malt
  • oak
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • grain
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Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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