Nightcap 33 The Famous Grouse 12yo

This is a bright deep golden colour in the glass. The nose was a little restricted due to my long lasting head cold, but I detected honeycomb and malt with good oak. The first sip is smooth and mouth filling, but it warms the oesophagus nicely. Honey and spice are evident on the palate and it leaves pleasant flavours in the mouth. A little bit of peat maybe? The finish has vanilla and also liquorice. This is a very handy drop given the fact that it is a blend of malts. It lives on the second shelf but could easily replace a poor performer on the top shelf. I visited Glenturret, the home of Famous Grouse and even made an etching entitled “Self Portrait with Big Breasted Bird”.

The Famous Grouse 12yo

The Famous Grouse 12yo

 

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