Famous Grouse launches Sherry Cask Finish

Famous Grouse Sherry Cask Finish

The Famous Grouse has unveiled Sherry Cask Finish, a new premium expression of Speyside malts matured in sherry seasoned, European oak casks to deliver a blend of rich, warming and spiced flavours.

A permanent addition to The Famous Grouse portfolio, the blend has been in development for over two years and takes its name from the maturation process that uses the most premium ex-sherry casks to secure a sweeter balance.

The packaging of Sherry Cask Finish features the Spanish female Capercaillie. It was chosen for its link to the product’s Spanish sherry heritage and its vivid orange and red plumage which echoes the deep amber of the liquid itself. Alongside its ongoing support for RSPB Scotland, The Famous Grouse plans to support further habitat protection projects focusing specifically on the Capercaillie.

Sanele Gwala, Global Senior Brand Manager at The Famous Grouse, said: “This new, revived blend is finished in sherry casks and butts seasoned in the region of Jerez, Spain. The aim was to create a blend that is slightly sweeter but still in keeping with the smooth and distinct DNA of classic Grouse.

“Once the blend is in its final stages of maturation, which involves the meticulous combination of hand-selected malt and grain whiskies, The Famous Grouse Master Blender does not stop there. The full blend is married in ex-sherry casks to further enhance their sweet, rich, and smooth characters. The Sherry Cask Finish is a decadent blend of festive flavours including chocolate, almonds, dried fruits, and sweet spices.”