Matured in seasoned oak casks. A marriage of finest Scotch whiskies. No. 1 blended Scotch whisky in the UK* - A phenomenal achievement. No. 1 in Scotland for over 30 years, with three drams sold every second**. Contains some of the world's finest whiskies, including The Macallan and Highland Park - Unsurpassed quality. High proportion of ex-sherry casks used - Creates a distinct, smooth and well rounded dram. Over 15 years of TV advertising in the UK - A much loved icon instantly recognisable to drinkers. Contains the Royal Seal of approval - Endorsement of the highest quality. *Nielsen 2/2/13, CGA 29/12/12. **Nielsen December 2008. Blended Scotch whisky. The Famous Grouse is named after the Red Grouse, Scotland's national game bird. Its smooth taste comes from blending fine malt whiskies - including The Macallan and Highland Park - and sweet grain whiskies. And it's Scotland's Favourite Whisky. For some, that would be cause for celebration. For The Famous Grouse, it's simply the reward for a job well done. Cheers. Appearance. Full golden, clear and bright. Nose. Well-balanced oak. Sherry with a citrus hint. Palate. Medium-full flavour of chocolate orange, vanilla and dried fruits. Finish. Good length, clean and medium dry. In 1896, The Famous Grouse was born. A little different from the start, Matthew Gloag named it after Scotland's national game bird, the red grouse, trademarking it as The Famous Grouse on 12th August 1905. History and Heritage. Origin/Location. The Famous Grouse represents the very best of Scotland and contains some of the world's finest malts (including Highland Park and The Macallan). Is married and bottled in Glasgow. Has its spiritual home in Crieff at Glenturret - Scotland's oldest and most visited distillery. Owned by an independent company headquartered in Perth. History. Matthew Gloag established his much-respected family grocers in 1800. Decades later, third generation Matthew Gloag introduced a whisky that would become known for doing things differently. Discerning gents visiting the Highlands for outdoor sports came to experience the fine dram that became The Famous Grouse in 1896. By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen Scotch Whisky Blenders Matthew Gloag&Son Limited.