I've already told you about my in-laws enjoyment of highly-diluted scotch. Fortunately, they don't see any sense in doing that to good scotch. So, we didn't buy good scotch for their visit. I send my hubby to the liquor store with instructions to get some less-expensive scotch. I have to give the man credit: he knows how to read price tags. I was expecting the lowest-priced single malt. He brought home Famous Grouse, which I promised to review in detail for you. And so continues our investigation of the blended whiskey market.
Smelling this dram, I tried really hard to give credit beyond my initial impression. It does smell pretty strongly medicinal, but I think now that the dominant smell is apples. I have occasionally thought that apple juice smells a bit like urine, so maybe this is why I jotted down "toasted piss" when I had the taste test session.
On the palate, apples continue to dominate, and it's still medicinal. It's a tad creamy.
The finish is the best part: there really isn't any.
I tried a splash of water in it. The dilution brought out a certain woodiness and a touch of butterscotch, but it didn't reduce the medicinal taste by much, if any.
I wouldn't buy this again. There are better cheap blends.