The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
Age: Minimum 3 Years
Recipe: A blend of single malt scotch and single grain scotch
Price Paid (MSRP): $27 / 1.75L ($21 / 750ml)
Nose: Opens with a mustiness and some ethanol. Lemon pledge, bread crust, honey, pear, cereal grains and a hint of caramel.
Palate: Thin mouthfeel, hot and somewhat bitter, bread and grains, a little fruit, some sweetness with honey and vanilla.
Finish: Short length and sweet, more honey and grains.
Rating: 48/100 – Sub-par | Many things I’d rather have
Famous Grouse is a really solid budget pick. Well blended, it’s young and boring but thankfully lacks those truly off putting notes that often plague cheap blended scotch. It’s not something I’d reach for to drink neat, but it is a perfectly palatable whisky. It really shines in cocktails and makes a great Penicillin, and at $27 a handle you can make cocktails for the whole party.