Exploring the world of Single Malt Scotches

The Black Grouse

The Black Grouse-Sacrilege! ….how could the Snob possibly drink , much less review , a blend ?  A good friend once called me an uncomplimentary name because I brought a single malt to a mass gathering of  automotive sporting types.  Predictably, the whisky disappeared in a wink and I was left empty handed.  Now for people with unlimited beverage budgets that might be fine, but JT introduced me to the concept of an everyday scotch.  The Black Grouse is one notch up in character from a common blend and has a wonderful peaty finish to boot. A silky smooth blend with notes of smoky caramel that deserves a spot on the starting grid and is a great value. This flavorful game bird has a lingering powerful finish. Fortunately the 80 proof whiskey is feather free . I would rate this blend at 6.5, unremarkable but solid.

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One response

  1. Doug Foss

    The Single Malt Snob, like every snob, periodically must name the things he avoids in order to establish legitimate credentials to claim to be a snob. This foray into the mundane, even if a step up from the pedestrian and dreary, establishes your bona fides as a true snob!

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    July 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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