The Black Grouse (Terao terix) is rare relative of Scotland's national game bird, the Red Grouse.
Similarly, The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, born out of marriage of the The Famous Grouse with Islay malt whiskies, is a breed apart.
The smoky influence of the peated malts is balanced by the trademark smoothness of The Famous Grouse to create underlying hints of cocoa and spice.
With a long, smoky, aromatic finish, it's hardly surprising that The Black Grouse has been listed as The Best New Scotch Blended Whisky in Jim Murray's 2008 Whisky Bible.
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