Black Grouse

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Black Grouse
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A timely innovation from Famous Grouse - this blend is based on peated Islay malts, and promises 'reassuring smoothness with aromatic, peaty flavours'.

Black Grouse Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Peaty-smoke then delicate sweetness.  Golden raw sugar with traces of malt and oak.

    Palate: Subtle smoky-sweet tones.  A silky smooth delivery with hints of cocoa and spice.

    Finish: Long, peaty, aromatic.  Gentle smokiness, giving way to a resonant oaky note.

64 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    13 days ago

    Is this where all the Islay malts that used to go into Black Bottle went? What a waste! This is unbalanced, with the sweetness and the smoke battling it out on your palate. Unpleasant and overpriced.

  • 2
    29 October

    It''s not bad by any means - but I just can''t get into it. I like Famous Grouse just fine, and think it''s a great dram. The problem with Black Grouse is that the Islay whiskies in here don''t seem to mix well with the fruitier, toffee flavours that the Famous Grouse is known for. To me, the hints of iodine and smoky flavour clash with the fruits; it''s like two totally different flavours going on that simply don''t mix. I feel like I''m drinking two scotches at once in fact. For my money, I far prefer Teacher''s Highland Cream if I am in the mood for a smokier blend.

  • 4
    13 October

    Nice enough, about what you''d expect for the price

  • 4
    6 October

    For the money, this is a great little slightly peaty number. A good cheaper alternative to drinks such as Talisker etc.

  • 5
    24 August

    Yes I am aware that I''m giving it a 5, its because its a very good product when taken into consideration the price. This tastes VERY alike johnnie walker black but with more body,richness, and smoke. It has a very coal ash taste on the finish (tastes good!). Johnnie walker black has been a favorite of mine but black grouse may take place of it as my daily dram, its that good! Overall: When compared to johnnie walker, black grouse tastes pretty much the same. Except Black grouse has more malty flavour, richness, and smoke. Whereas johnnie walker black is sweeter, and is fruiter.

  • 4
    16 August

    Dollar for dollar one of the best scotch blends I''ve ever found

  • 2
    26 June

    Rather disappointed, although quite a smooth whiskey it lacks intensity and flavour. I suppose to be expected for the price however disappointed nonetheless.

  • 3
    27 May

    it''s good for its price. a pleasant and smooth flavour, but tastes a bit watered down and lacks a strong aftertaste.

  • 4
    18 April

    This a good blend. Of course it''s polished for the general public, but neverthless. Like all good blends it could be so much more (higher strenght, no color added, non chillfiltered etc.) but it never will. That''s the tragedy of good blends.

  • 5
    28 December 2014

    Black Grouse - lovely and peaty - mmmmm.

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