The Famous Grouse hails from the Glenturret Distillery and was created in 1896 by Matthew Gloag.
Gloag had an eye for marketing and took the blend that his grandfather had crafted decades before and turned it into an international bestseller. This feat is set to be repeated should they keep making malts like the Famous Grouse 16 Year Old.
It maintains that title to this day and is one of the biggest selling blends across the globe.
They have a range that covers may different flavours and are always innovating in what to bring out next.
This blend has been matured in both Spanish Sherry casks and Bourbon casks and is filled with sweet fruits and strong vanilla notes.
Tasting notes for The Famous Grouse 16 Year Old
Bottle cost: £64.95
The nose begins with toasted white sugar and orchard fruits. peaches, apricots and apples come through with hints of cream and honey. There is a gentle warmth to it that really brings out the fruity flavours. Candy floss and toffee apples bring in more sweetness, with a nice, elegant edge.
The palate is big and bold, bringing in more fruit and a lovely note of chocolate. It is creamy and rich. Honey, nutmeg, baking powder and almonds create a wonderful mix of all different flavours. The mouth feel is smooth, with the honey lending a brilliantly soft texture. The grains can definitely be tasted, and add a nice delicate note.
The finish is full of white sugar, chocolate and apples. The flavours tie in brilliantly together.
This is a great malt that will feed your sweet tooth and your craving for Whisky at the same time. A fantastic addition to the Adnams line up.
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