A blended malt is a scotch whisky made using different malt whiskies. Unlike a single malt, the liquid does not come from just one distillery and, unlike blended scotch, there is no grain whisky in the blend.
Convention said blended malt matured and got its flavour from pre-used bourbon casks often used again and again. With Naked Grouse only the best of first-fill sherry casks are used. These casks have never held whisky, therefore they are first-fill sherry casks or “Naked” casks. Naked Grouse blended malt whisky is a unique blend of the world’s finest single malts, including The Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes. The blended malt whisky is matured for least 6 months to add a layer of rich and fruity flavour to the already delicious whisky. The result is a versatile and accessible premium liquid, offering something unique to a new generation of whisky drinkers.
Naked Grouse is a contemporary premium blended malt whisky that celebrates freedom. Extra-matured in ‘Naked’ first-fill sherry casks to liberate a rich, fruity flavour, full of possibility. It is a unique blend of the world’s finest single malts, selected for quality and flavour and meticulously blended. Matured in Naked’ first-fill Oloroso sherry casks, to liberate a rich fruity flavour. The simple, Naked packaging liberates the whisky, letting the quality shine through.
Naked Grouse is a sweet and fruity liquid, with a hint of spice in it too, with a lot of this flavour being delivered from the 1st fill sherry casks used for the finishing period. A higher proportion of American oak is used at this stage, which delivers the sweet, vanilla, buttery, fruit flavours, with a smaller proportion of European casks being used to bring in the dried fruit and spice character.
Buttery toffee, apples, sweet spice.
Vanilla custard, stewed fruit, raisins and sultanas.
Sweet, sherried spice.