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Naked Grouse

Naked Grouse
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 43%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.99

Naked Grouse
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark toasted biscuit, manuca honey, macadamia nut, toasted oats, and apple with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a seamless, buoyant finish with suggestions of doughy potato bread, baked apples, dried moss, and burned sugar finish. A roasty blended malt for everyday sipping.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky
Aroma Aroma: dark toasted biscuit, manuca honey, macadamia nut, toasted oats, and apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of doughy potato bread, baked apples, dried moss, and burned sugar
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Penicillin, Caipiroska, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A roasty blended malt for everyday sipping.

The Producer

The Edrington Group

The Producer
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New York, NY 10011
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Blended Malt Scotch

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Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
A blended malt Scotch is not a blend from one distillery, but rather a Scotch whisky made from different single malt whiskies made by several distilleries. The difference between a blended Scotch whisky and a blended malt Scotch whisky is that the former has grains other than malted barley, while a single malt, as per the name, is produced solely from this one grain.

There are various production methods as far as aging with the blended malt Scotch whiskies and various levels of quality, with some produced for mixing with soda or in elegant cocktails, while the finest are meant for sipping in a small snifter. Most of them, given their heritage, have a smoky, peaty character with notes of honey, roasted nuts and a touch of pepper and other spices.

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