Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask
Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask Scotch Whisky at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits proudly introduces the Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask Scotch Whisky, a meticulously crafted blend from one of Scotland's most distinguished and long-standing distilleries. This unique expression enjoys an additional maturation in American bourbon casks, lending it a nuanced profile that offers an intriguing twist on traditional Scotch whisky.
- Name: Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask Scotch Whisky
- Type: Blended Scotch Whisky
- Age: NAS (Non-Age Statement)
- Region: Various distilleries across Scotland, blended and bottled in Perth
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The whisky presents itself in a radiant gold hue, with flashes of amber when held up to the light. The appearance in the glass promises a whisky that holds layers of complexity.
The first encounter with the whisky is through its aromatic profile—expect distinct notes of vanilla, oak, and a touch of citrus. Subtle elements of dark fruit, like fig and raisin, are layered underneath, providing an inviting aromatic complexity.
Upon sipping, the palate is greeted by a harmonious blend of caramel sweetness, creamy vanilla, and a touch of honey. The influence of the bourbon casks is clear but not overwhelming, augmenting the traditional Scotch malt characteristics of heather and a touch of peat.
The finish is clean, with a lingering warmth and a return of those subtle notes of vanilla and oak. It's well-balanced, leaving the palate refreshed rather than overwhelmed, making this Scotch incredibly approachable and suitable for repeated pours.
The whisky possesses a medium body with a slightly oily texture, carrying flavors gracefully across the palate, enhancing both the initial taste and the finish.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask is an exceptional bottle for both newcomers to Scotch and seasoned enthusiasts looking for a unique, yet traditional experience. It demonstrates how the art of cask selection can add new layers to an already distinguished profile.
This bottle is readily available but not ubiquitous, making it a worthy addition to any Scotch collection or an excellent gift for discerning enthusiasts.
In summary, Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask Scotch Whisky is a fascinating exploration of the effects of dual maturation, where the classic Scotch profile is beautifully complemented by the sweetness and warmth of American bourbon casks. It is a blend that captures tradition while embracing innovation. With its inviting nature and layered complexity, it holds a spot of honor in Third Base Market & Spirits' curated selection of fine spirits.