Old Fettercairn was established in 1824, having been only the second distillery to become legal after the Excise Act of the previous year. Founder Sir Alexander Ramsey ran into financial difficulty and was forced to sell the distillery and the Fasque estate on which it was located in 1830 to a merchant named John Gladstone, who ran both until h ... Read More »
Fior means pure or true in Gaelic, and this no-age-statement bottling launched in summer 2010 is something of a rebirth for the much-maligned Fettercairn distillery. Described by the producers as tasting of dark chocolate, coffee beans and peat smoke, with nutmeg, mint, citrus fruits and truffle. The finish is said to be of sherry trifle, marzipan and pineapple.
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A very fancy packaging job for this limited expression of 24yo single malt from the Fettercairn distillery. Owners Whyte & Mackay clearly have confidence in the brand to be spending this sort of marketing money on a distillery many malt fans had given up on - we wish Fettercairn well with this latest rebirth.
An old bottling of no age statement Old Fettercairn. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a time when significant investment was being made in the distillery, thanks to the then new owners Whyte & Mackay.
An old 8 year bottling of Old Fettercairn. Interestingly, the distillery uses a unique cooling system for the spirit stills - they just run cold water along the sides. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, a time when investment was being made in the distillery, culminating in a shiny new visitor's centre in 1989.
A 30yo bottling for the latest reincarnation of Fettercairn. This 1978 vintage has a strong Oloroso sherry influence, and the official tasting notes describe a plethora of fruity flavours including pineapple, grapefruit, cranberries, sweet mango and wild berries.
An old 8 year bottling of Old Fettercairn. A massive site with 14 warehouses and room for 32,000 casks of maturing spirit, bottlings from Fettercairn have never been that common. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a time when Whyte & Mackay took control of the distillery and started significant investment.
This is the 3rd cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Fettercairn. They titled this one "The oldest yet", as it was their oldest bottling at the time of release. This is sweet and dry with notes of ginger and spice.
An ambitious 40yo for the relaunched Fettercairn single malt, just 463 bottles of this have been produced. Aged in Apostoles palo cortado sherry casks, the 1969 'offers thick chunky orange rind, cinnamon and spice...crushed almonds, ginger and bitter chocolate'.