Famous Grouse is a blended Scotch whisky, first made in 1896 by Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. and now produced by The Edrington Group. It is the best selling Scotch whisky in Scotland and second best selling in the United Kingdom.
Famous Grouse has been the sponsor of the Scottish national football team since 2007. The brand was created by Matthew Gloag, who had been blending whisky since 1800. He used his knowledge of blending to create a new whisky, which he named “The Famous Grouse”.
Famous Grouse is a blend of different malt and grain whiskies. The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, but the malt whiskies used include Highland Park and The Macallan, while the grain whiskies come from Cameronbridge Distillery. Famous Grouse is generally matured in ex-sherry casks.
The whisky is produced at The Edrington Group’s Glasgow distillery, Glasgow Blending and Bottling Plant.
Famous Grouse is available in many different bottle sizes and packaging, including:
– 70cl bottles
– 1l bottles
– Gift packs
– Miniature bottles
– Cask strength bottlings
– Bottlings for specific markets such as Taiwan
The price of Famous Grouse varies depending on where it is bought, but it is generally inexpensive compared to other premium Scotch whiskies. In the UK, a 70cl bottle of Famous Grouse can be bought for around £20, while in the US it retails for around $30.
Famous Grouse is a popular choice for those looking for a quality Scotch whisky at a reasonable price. It is widely available and easy to find, making it a good option for those new to Scotch whisky or on a budget. The whisky has a wide appeal and is suitable for drinking neat, on the rocks or in cocktails.