Famous Grouse

Famous Grouse 30 Years Old ~43% (Edrington)

Review: Famous Grouse 30 Years Old

Category: Blended malt scotch whisky

Origin: ? likely Edrington group distilleries amongst others

Bottling: Edrington

ABV: 43%

Cost: £119.99 from The Famous Grouse Experience

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What they say:

The Famous Grouse 30yo blended malt whisky is a fantastic example of the skill that the Master Blender uses to create this malt whisky. The core malts are The Macallan from Speyside and Highland Park from Orkney.

What I say:

Another one from the Rarities/oddities tasting. This aged blend from Edrington’s Famous Grouse stable is 100% malt whisky (i.e. no grain whisky component) all aged over 30 years.

Colour:

Madeira wine, ruby and bright copper (13/20), medium droplet tears leaving numerous very fine legs

Nose:

Orange marmalade, musty leather couch or satchel, fruity cherry, sherbet ‘sour’ fizz, chocolate & rum truffles, complex cereal structure, grainy barley/bran, toffee, honey, dried tropical fruit mix, nutty walnuts, rumtoft, candied peel

Taste:

Rich spiced sweetness, dark chocolate, cinnamon syllabub, waxy orange peels, mince pies, rummy, figs, date, fruit-loaf/malt-loaf, Christmas cake, spiced gingerbread, polished old wood, sherry

Finish:

Medium, bright/polished, ‘sickly’ sweet sugar dummies and spiced/dry powdered cinnamon

Overall:

A very nice blended malt, plenty of character in here that reminded us of well-aged and heavily-sherried Macallan and Highland Park.

Score: 86/100

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