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The Famous Grouse Cask Series Launches With Bourbon Cask


27th April 2018
The Famous Grouse Cask Series launches with Bourbon Cask which will exclusive to Tesco stores.

The Famous Grouse Bourbon CaskThe Famous Grouse has announced the launch of a new Cask Series of blended whiskies which they describe as 'everyday premium' whiskies.

The first whisky in the new series is The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask which was launched this month exclusively in Tesco stores.

The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask has been blended using a high proportion of whisky matured in American Oak, including first fill bourbon casks, it is said to feature all of the characteristic rounded and smooth flavours synonymous with the classic taste of the Famous Grouse but with greater depth of caramel and vanilla flavours.

The work of The Famous Grouse Master Blender, Kirsteen Campbell, the Cask Series aims to celebrates wood quality and the impact this has on whisky and all at a very palatable price with this first release in the series having a RRP of 19.

Offering a new take on the iconic flavour of The Famous Grouse, the new cask series aims to offer lovers of blended whisky an affordable way to enjoy new whisky styles which incorporates flavours imparted from specially selected oak casks.

The Bourbon Cask will be followed by a number of whiskies aged in different cask types.

Kirsteen Campbell, Master Blender of The Famous Grouse, commented on her latest addition to the Famous Grouse range saying: "The casks we use to mature the whisky are such an integral part of bringing the product to life. Each cask is unique and each brings something different to the spirit. For The Famous Grouse, we place such a lot of importance on the quality of our wood that we wanted to develop a range to really highlight and celebrate all that this adds to the whisky. The Cask Series is designed to showcase how different types of oak cask can influence flavour, delivering a range of wonderful flavours to appeal to a wide range of consumers."

The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask is available in over 600 Tesco stores nationwide and you will also find the current Famous Grouse whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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