Famous Grouse 12 Gold Reserve
Added on Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 02:11 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Scotland
  Price: $25 Availability: Better Stores
Created to celebrate a hundred years of the brand.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of Honeycomb cereal, caramel, malt, red wine, and hints of oranges.  Palate is basically caramel and vanilla, with some spice hints, and medium-sweet.  Does that sound like a generic, typical flavor of a decent-tasting-and-not-too-remarkable scotch whisky that you've tried before?  Good, that's what this is.  Finish is medium-length, with a little more spice creeping in.  This is decent and drinkable, my objections are in the want-more-flavor category... but then again, I don't think that was the point of this whisky... so congrats to Famous Grouse for achieving middle-of-the-road okay-ness.  B-/C+ 
Chris
 
N: Empty desk drawer, honey and heather, butterscotch.   And no grain detectable, a good sign.
P: An initial wave of malt and fruit replaced by a weak smokiness.
F: Oily, caramel, a but too much burn but still good. 
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