Saturday, August 19, 2017

Whisky Review: The Famous Grouse "Smoky Black"



Scotch Whisky Review

The Famous Grouse "Smoky Black"

Category
Blended Scotch Whisky

Price
Reasonable

Distribution
Widely Available

Bottle Format
750 ml

Closure
Metal Twist off Cap

Artificial Color
Yes E150a.

Chill Filtration
Yes

Nose (undiluted)
I detect a sweet nose of sherry that is a distinct signature of this blend.  With the sherry sweetness is also some peat, wood smoke and anise.

Palate (undiluted)
Sherry red fruits, sweet grains that meld with fennel, anise and hickory wood smoke.

Finish (undiluted)
Spiced smoke, oak, mackerel, kippers and bacon wrapped scallops.

General Impressions
In this category, I am impressed.  The grain whiskies are not bitter or overly sweet.  They are counter-balanced by the peated malt of the Glenturret Distillery.  Nothing offensive here and the smoky backbone underneath the sherry body keeps reeling you in for another sip!

Highly recommended!

Best,



Jason Debly