Naked Grouse Blended Whisky (Discontinued)
Famous Grouse // Scotland
Released in 2011 in many markets (though not in the US), this blended Scotch is aged exclusively in first-fill sherry casks. The malt components of the blend are centered on Highland Park and The Macallan. The "Naked" bottle has no standard label, but an embossed Grouse instead. Note: As of late 2017, this has been discontinued and replaced with a blended malt version.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typefirst-fill sherry
"The color has more of an amber appearance than the standard Famous Grouse blend which would be explained by the aging in first-fill sherry casks. The dried fruits that appear on the nose are berry and citrus focused, especially orange aromas. The body is a little slick and peppery hot on the finish with dark honey and a moderate amount of malt on the palate. The finish is pleasant, though the blend is not as integrated and seamless as it could be. With the price hovering in the low $30 range however, it is a solid value."