FAMOUS GROUSE 18 YEAR OLD: This special 18 year old expression from Famous Grouse is actually a blended malt, meaning there is no grain whisky in this. Nose: Christmas cake, macerated dried fruits and a big dollop of butter. Palate: Raisins, dates and figs with a creamy mouth-feel. Finish: Melted dark chocolate comes to mind with a pinch of nutmeg. Overall: An excellent blended malt from the chaps at Famous Grouse.