About The Famous Grouse Smoky Black Scotch Whisky
The Famous Grouse was first produced by Matthew Gloag & Son in 1896. Owned by The Erdington Group, its emblem is Scotland's national game bird: the Red Grouse. Gloag, a grocer and wine merchant at 22 Athole Street Perth, Scotland, initially purchased Whiskies from distilleries around Scotland. He was also invited to supply the wines for Queen Victoria's royal banquet. The Famous Grouse became the highest selling whisky brand in Scotland since 1980.
At the heart of the company is the philosophy that founder Matthew Gloag sought to instill in his employees and suppliers with the skills and expertise to create the perfect, best quality blended whisky. Over time, the brand gained extreme popularity, eventually being renamed “The Famous Grouse.”
Still being firmly planted in tradition, the famous Grouse sticks to their time-honored tradition of bringing together the finest grains, pure Scottish water and carefully seasoned sherry and bourbon casks to create their uniquely rich, rounded and sweet whisky.
The Famous Grouse Smoky Black is a limited release blend of Scotland's favorite whisky. Crafted with selected peated malt whiskies, the result is a richer, lightly smoky and smooth flavor. The nose greets with aromas of zesty citrus peel, warm winter spices and subtle campfire smoke. On the palate, expect flavors of dried fruit and fresh tangerine, with hints of smoke, chocolate and coffee. This is a smokier side to the original Famous Grouse and it's ideal as an after-dinner sipper or in cocktails like the Old Fashioned and the Penicillin.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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