A deluxe version from Famous Grouse, the malt component of Naked Grouse is based around Macallan & Highland Park matured in sherry casks. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Blended Scotch No Age Statement
Tasting Notes by Mark Gillespie, World Whiskies Awards
Complex with subtle traces of hazelnut, almonds, raisins, and grape juice. Smooth, but with a nice complex spicy blend of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg notes. Buttery underneath with touches of tropical fruits. Lingers nicely with a good balance of spice and fruit notes consistent with the taste.
Customer Reviews:(12 reviews)
A well constructed blend, but there is some excessive charring of the casks (wood smoke & ash) that spoils what otherwise would be a great blend. There appears to be considerably more malt than the standard blend but IMO they are using relatively young whiskies. I would like to see it released as a 12 year old, but age statements are not Edrington's current thing.
- JontyB, 2nd September
Very good whisky for the money
- Ioannis D., 24th June
Thought this was a really good bargin for the flavour it stands out as one of the better blends that i have tasted and is very very drinkable
- S Smith, 22nd June
Nose and palate is good but lacks a solid midriff and finish. Sweet and smooth, but a structured and engineered blend.
- NK, 21st February
This whisky is an absolute belter. It easily outshines other higher end blends that I have sampled, and the first reviewer is correct in saying that it is superior to many single malts of the same price - and higher. A masterpeice of blending and maturing with a superbly balanced palate and a lingering aftertaste. The elements of sherry and smoke are clearly present but do not over-dominate.
- Nigel M, 31st Oct '13
For the value it is pretty hard to beat. For something so dense and smooth if it was a single malt you would be paying triple. Great structure and hints of muddled raisins with honey and a touch of watermelon. Get this Grouse in your house
- T Plummer, 17th Oct '13
Started drinking Grouse as a result of being the beverage of choice in W.E.B Griffin novels. I came across Naked Grouse while returning from vacation. It is an excellent blend. I will soon be ordering the different Grouses as my primary drink of choice.
- Hopster140, 28th Jul '13
Astonishing whisky for the price. The balance is towards caramel speyside but with a hint of peat and spice.
- Raja Sarkar, 19th Nov '12
Incredible whisky for the money, every blend drinker should try this!
- anonymous, 3rd Aug '12
My father thinks this is one of the finest blends he has ever tasted, which is a high accolade from him. Unfortunately its hard to get in NI.
- Fara Moffett-30/11/2011, 30th Nov '11
A big fan of this. Smooth, fairly sweet and very drinkable. Worth a punt.
- M.Thorn esq, 10th Nov '11
This is a gem! For a blend it doesnt nose or taste as though theres much grain in there.
- S Bennetto, 20th Oct '11
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