Famous Grouse Ruby Cask
Famous Grouse Ruby Cask, NAS, 40 %
Here is the second release in the Cask Series from Famous Grouse. The Famous Grouse Ruby Cask is a blended whisky that has been finished in Port wine seasoned casks.
Nose: Close to the standard Famous Grouse at first, but with an added earthiness and richness. The sherry notes are more obvious to me than any port notes, on the nose at least. Dried fruits, vanilla and cinnamon, but very sober and down tempo.
Taste: Surprisingly full-bodied. Rich notes of honey, caramel, vanilla and dried fruits.
Finish: Medium long finish. Soft spiciness added now. And the same mild earthiness that I found on the nose - hints of wet leaves and black soil. A darker, deeper and wider sweetness towards the end. Sugar cubes dipped in orange flavoured sherry and served with rich chocolate.
Comment: More than what first meets the nose and tongue.