The Famous Grouse Whisky was first distilled in 1896 and is named after the Red Grouse, Scotland's national game bird.
The blend is crafted from the finest malt whiskies, such as Macallan and Highland Park, married with exceptional grain whiskies for the smoothest possible taste.
Famous Grouse is produced by the Erdington Group who's aim is to be Scotland's leading international premium spirits company. They own and produce four of the best known Scotch brands in the world, as well as other smaller brands such as The glenrothes, Glenturret and Tamdhu.
Those core big brands are Famous Grouse Whisky, Cutty Sark, The Macallan and Highland Park.
Famous Grouse Whisky is the biggest selling whisky within Scotland and comes in at the worlds 32nd largest drinks brand.
Famous Grouse Whisky consists of over 65% grain whiskies and was the first blended Scotch whisky to introduce a cask finished range, the highly successful The Famous Grouse Malt.
Experience the Famous Grouse like you have never seen it before at the home of this famous brand and at Scotland’s oldest distillery. The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret is the most visited distillery in Scotland, and is the home of Scotland’s Favourite Whisky.
Within an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can relax by the Glenturret burn in the heart of the scenic Perthshire countryside.
The extensive facilities allow the distillery to cater for individual visitors, families, functions or larger corporate ‘Away Days.
The partnership between the Scotland Rugby Team and The Famous Grouse reflects a shared passion that the Scots have for both their rugby and their whisky.
The union between Scotland's best-loved, The Famous Grouse Whisky, and Scottish rugby is one of the longest partnerships in international sporting history and the length of the sponsorship is testament to the keen sense of pride the brand, now exported to more than 100 markets globally, takes in the sport.
Glenturret even has it's own distillery cat which has become a bit of a celebrity in it's own right. Brooke is a beautiful, fluffy, black and white feline.
She is not quite such a champion mouser as the old and famous distillery cat, Towser, in fact Brooke is apparently more usually found curled up on a barrel asleep in the sun than chasing mice.
The Famous Grouse collected two silvers and a bronze at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Brace of Golds - The Famous Grouse Malt 12 year old!
The Famous Grouse Malt 12 year old has recently scooped gold in two of the drinks industry's top global awards.
The 12 year old, part of the new malt range from Scotland's favourite whisky, lifted gold in both the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Apricots. Sherry. Juicy fresh oak.
Calvados. Slight butter. Flowering currant. Crystalised ginger.
Faint suggestion of garden bonfires.
Creates the illusion of being massively more malty than it really is.
Very good extraction of flavours from the wood seems to be the secret, or part of it. I am in awe of the dexterity of the blender, though the result is a little soft and sweet for my personal tastes.
Remains sexy, elegant and refined with a stunning opening on the palate.
But I can't help feeling that caramel has recently some of the crisper notes, especially on the finish.