The Snow Grouse Blended Grain
|Article:||The Snow Grouse Blended Grain|
|Whisk(e)y type:||Scotch Blended Grain|
|Producer:||Matthew Gloag & Sons Ltd.|
|Taste:||Sweetish, tasty, light, soft and delicate.|
|Drink recommendation:||Serve seriously chilled.|
Named - in dependence to The Famous Grows - after the Snow Grouse (Lagopus Mutus), which is an extremely cold resistant bird living in the Scottish Highlands.
In 1896 Matthew Gloag takes over the family business, founded in 1800, and enters the flourishing market for blended whiskies. He creates a whisky called "The Grouse Brand" and his daughter Philippa draws the Red Grouse, the Scottish national bird which becomes the world-famous label and trademark.
Only a couple of years later since the whisky gets so popular one adds "The Famous" and simply leaves out the name "Brand". The name of the to this day so popular whisky "The Famous Grouse" was born.
The enterprise was taken by Highland Distillers in 1970.
|Country of origin:||Scotland|
|Company:||The Edrington Group|
|Address:||2500 Great Western Road Glasgow, Scotland G15 6RW|