A unique and unusual single cask from the oft-maligned Fettercairn distillery, an example that you write this distillery off at your own peril.
Built in 1824 and owned by Whyte & Mackay, the vast majority of Fettercairn’s production goes into their blends. Single malt expressions are available, but not brought into Australia and independent bottlings are rare. Often perceived as sharp, Fettercairn shows excellent complexity when given time and good, equally sprightly oak treatment.
This was distilled October 2006 and matured in a refill hogshead. Bottled February 2019 as a 12-year-old, there are 180 bottles at 57.4%.
A barley rich nose with hush and grape vine leaf aromas, a fascinating whisky for those wanting something a bit different.
Official tasting notes from North Star’s Iain Croucher:
Nose: Black tea and gooseberries.
Palate: Crushed bobal grapes and barley sugars.
Finish: Hints of disco and funk.
- Single Cask