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The Black Grouse Alpha, 40%

Price: $45 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

The Famous Grouse has been extended in various directions with varying degrees of success but for my money, this is the best and most logical. This is the version where the smoky, oily, spicy, and peaty notes of the original blend are brought more to the fore, but this works because married to it are grape and melon notes that ensure the Grouse lands softly.