A quick beer: Ginger Grouse; you know, this stuff is quite good!

Grouse with The Famous Grouse 200L bottle

Ginger Grouse is an alcoholic ginger beer developed by Famous Grouse with a dash of Famous Grouse in it. They have been experimenting with this concept for a while (including pre-made grouse and Ginger Beer on draft a few years ago). I didn’t like the idea of the pre-mixed Ginger beer and Grouse, but I am quite interested by the actual Ginger Beer. By actual ginger beer, I mean they have developed a beer that they felt would word with a dash of Grouse. Let’s have a wee taste:

 

Now rather than fancy tasting notes, I’m just going to give my overall thoughts: It’s on the sweet side, many Ginger beer drinkers I know like a spicier drop, but I quite like it. It would be ideal on a summers day, in the park, with a few friends. It’s nice and refreshing. I’m not sure if I taste the whisky, but overall, it’s quite nice.

They have a suggested hot cocktail using the Ginger Grouse that I will try to make on one of the cold, snowy summers days (said the pessimist). Check this out:

Mulled Ginger Grouse recipe (serves 4):

4 x bottles of Ginger Grouse

1 x litre of pressed apple and pear juice

4 x mulled winter spice teabags

1 x orange

Grated nutmeg

Method

Heat the apple and pear juice in a pan with the teabags until warm. Remove the teabags and add the 4 bottles of Ginger Grouse and 6 large slivers of orange peel. Heat again until warm and then serve in tankards with a sprinkle of grated nutmeg to garnish.

I’ll write about the results, but if anyone tries it before me, comment below and tell me how you got on.

Chris Hoban

 

Comments

  1. I can taste the whisky…but there’s ginger in it??? I’d never have guessed if I hadn’t seen the label.

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