Review #1352 – The Naked Grouse

The Schtick: This was sampled blind at a local whiskey tasting. After I took down notes, it was revealed to me.

Review #1352 | Scotch Review #470

Distiller: Various

Bottler: Naked Grouse

Brand: Naked Grouse

Selection: N/A

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Apples, pecan, oak and light pepper. Not a ton going on here, but nothing unpleasant is happening, either. Perfectly fine.

Taste: Thin, no heat. Not a ton going on. Lots of apple, light leather, some pecan, and a nice faint sherry component.

Finish: Short, musty and a bit hot.

Overall: Overall, this is just fine. Its not great, the short hot finish kinda kills it in the end, but overall it isnt bad. This gets a solid 4. It works fine neat or in a cocktail, though, Id bet.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

10 Most Recent Various Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


  1. Dean

    Interesting this was so low rated. I’ve heard really good things about this. Well thanks for saving me money. I’ll concentrate on something else now and put this further down my try list.

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