70cl // 40.0% ABV
Finished in casks from the Island of Islay – famed for its smoky and peaty whiskies, this whisky has more than a hint of the Smoky and dark about it. Delicious.
Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish; launched in 2001, is a regular Famous Grouse, finished for 3 more months in casks from Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Laphroaig. The first 6 weeks the spirit is finished in separate casks but after 6 weeks all is blended and re-distributed in the very same barrels.
Palate: Sweetish, smoky, briny, smell from an abononed beach, reduced whisky cake, later some chocolate & marzipan, amerene cherries with ice cream.
Taste: Soft and creamy, spices and peat (reduced creamy like an icecream with a whiff of cherries, warm and nice with a hint of liqueur).