The Famous Grouse: An Elevation of Everyday Moments


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In the world of fine spirits, there’s one name that reigns supreme in Scotland—The Famous Grouse. With more than 125 years of unrivalled excellence, this whisky is not just a beloved blended Scotch whisky; it’s a testament to Scotland’s rich heritage and a guardian of superior taste.


A Legacy Unmatched

Perthshire, Scotland, is a land where the rugged landscapes meet the tranquil flow of rivers—a place where Scotch whisky finds its home. It’s also the birthplace of The Famous Grouse, a name synonymous with the very essence of Scotland. The story of The Famous Grouse dates back to 1896, when founder Matthew Gloag embarked on a quest to craft the finest blended whisky as a reward for his fellow Scots, following a day of immersion in the breathtaking Scottish countryside.

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As homage to Perthshire’s beloved bird and the idyllic surroundings that inspired its creation, this whisky bears the name “The Grouse.” Its burgeoning popularity led to a renaming in 1905, becoming “The Famous Grouse.” This name change marked the beginning of an extraordinary legacy. Today, the bottle’s label still features the grouse, affectionally known as Gilbert, a drawing created by Gloag’s daughter, who is celebrated as the ‘woman behind the wings.’ This enduring emblem reflects the whisky’s deep-rooted connection to its Scottish origins.


What sets The Famous Grouse apart is its unwavering commitment to quality and expertise. Each batch of this exceptional whisky is meticulously crafted using the finest single malts and grains. But it’s the hand-selected sherry oak casks, individually nosed before blending, that truly define its character. This dedication to quality ensures that every sip of The Famous Grouse is an experience of unparalleled richness and smoothness.

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A Symphony of Tastes

The Famous Grouse isn’t just a whisky; it’s an invitation to elevate your everyday moments. Whether you’re sharing stories with friends, enjoying a cozy evening by the fireplace, or simply savouring a quiet moment of reflection, The Famous Grouse is the perfect accompaniment.


One of the most captivating aspects of this whisky is its tasting profile, a testament to the expertise of its master blender. It pours a full golden hue, clear and bright, like a glimpse of the Scottish sun. The aroma greets you with notes of candied fruits, buttery shortbread, and a hint of citrus peel, invoking the essence of Scotland’s fertile landscapes.


The taste is a journey of flavour, with dried fruit and soft spices, like a warm hug from the Highlands. A subtle hint of oak adds complexity and depth. As you savour each sip, the finish is remarkably smooth, leaving a well-balanced and unforgettable impression on your palate.

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Beyond Neat

The Famous Grouse’s versatility extends beyond just sipping it neat. This whisky is equally as enjoyable at home in cocktails, enhancing the flavours and elevating the experience. Whether you prefer a classic Old Fashioned or a refreshing Grouse & Grapefruit, The Famous Grouse’s superior taste adds a touch of elegance to your cocktails. 


For those cherished moments with family and friends, consider serving The Famous Grouse on the rocks. Its smoothness and noteworthy balance make it a delightful companion for laughter-filled evenings and heartfelt conversations.


The Grouse and Grapefruit in Three Simple Steps


Discover The Famous Cocktail for yourself with the effortlessly elevated recipe below:



  • 1.5 oz The Famous Grouse
  • 1.5 oz grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz honey
  • Soda
  • Grapefruit wedge
  • Ice



  • Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  • Pour The Famous Grouse, and top with grapefruit juice, soda, and honey.
  • Lightly stir and top with more ice, if necessary. 

Global Reach, Local Roots

While The Famous Grouse has flown across the world, capturing hearts and palates in countless countries, it continues to honour its Scottish heritage. The master blender remains committed to preserving the whisky’s legacy, ensuring that every bottle upholds the highest quality standards.


In Canada, The Famous Grouse is readily available for consumers who seek to savour the spirit of Scotland. Whether you’re raising a glass in celebration or sharing a quiet moment with loved ones, The Famous Grouse perfectly complements every occasion.


From its humble beginnings in Perthshire to its status as Scotland’s number one whisky* for more than 40 years, The Famous Grouse has evolved into a symbol of unparalleled quality. The next time you’re looking to elevate your everyday moments, do it with The Famous Grouse in hand, and savour the taste of Scotland’s finest. Cheers to tradition, craftsmanship, and the joy of sipping a truly exceptional spirit.


*Source: Nielsen, UK, Total coverage, 52 weeks, w/ending 31.12.22