The Famous Grouse – The Black Grouse – Tasting Notes

Nose
Fresh but also lightly peated, with a hint of maritime notes. Sweet and a bit spicy. Honey, heather, vanilla, chocolate and sugar cane. Almost a mix between tropical fruit and raisin in there.

Palate
Sweet, chocolate, creamy, pepper, soft peat and smoky tones, but mixed with toffee butterscotch and chocolate. Followed by honey and floral tones, dried fruits, apricots and a hint of citrus.

Finish
Cocoa mixed with honey and some heather I find on the long finish. It changes a bit in to a herbal tone, combined with sweet, but because of the cocoa a bit dry mouthfeel

Score
7 out of 10. Full of rich flavours… The Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) is related to the Red Grouse. The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky is born out of a marriage of The Famous Grouse with Islay malt whiskies.

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