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Famous Grouse Whisky
Member Name: stebiz
Famous Grouse Whisky
Advantages: Cheaper than more expensive Whiskies!!
Disadvantages: Quite Rough
I am not a big drinker, however I do occasionally like a lovely glass of whisky, late on, before I retire up to bed. I find the experience very pleasurable, especially when the kids have gone to bed, and I can sit and relax with some music in the background.
Because I enjoy the experience, and don't drink gallons of the stuff, it isn't unusual for me to spend quite good money, upto £50, in order to get the correct malt.
I was reading a great review yesterday, about a nice malt, and last night decided to treat myself to a drink (or 2) before bed. Checking out my cupboard, I realised I had consumed the last of the bottle last week, so was feeling a bit fed up. That was until I remembered that I had been bought a bottle of 'The Famous Grouse' for my birthday.
The Famous Grouse is a brand of blended scotch whisky, and is obviously distilled in Scotland. Originally produced by Matthew Gloag and Son in 1897, it is now distilled by the Edrington Group.
I opened the screw type top, and poured out a honey coloured liquid into my glass. The smell did not 'sting' my nose. It was actually quite pleasant and I was looking forward to having a drink.
Upon tasting the drink I was soon made aware of how rough it was compared, with some other whiskies I have drank. Like I said in the beginning I do usually drink more expensive and older malts, so my view may be slightly different than others.
I have also had the misfortune of drinking even rougher whisky before, and it wasn't as bad as them. At least with this you could taste the citrus undertone, and it didn't hurt the throat when swallowing.I do believe though, that this drink would be best with a mixer, rather than enjoying by itself.
The price of a 70cl bottle with 40% vol, will set you back about £15 I believe, and personally I think that is okay. Obviously my pallet isn't used to this kind of whisky and I'll be buying my usual from now on. This will remain in the cupboard, and hopefully mature with age, but I doubt it. Anyway at least it will look good on the sideboard at christmas, when this Famous Grouse, usually appears on tv! An okay scotch for an okay pallett.
Summary: An okay scotch - but that's about it!!
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