A 12-year-old single cask from the Fettercairn distillery, bottled by Rest & Be Thankful.
This 2007 vintage was filled 5 September 2007 and drawn from ex-bourbon cask #801513 24 February 2020 at 57.2%. There are 316 bottles in the release.
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.
Nose: Bright and fruity with apple, strawberry and apricot, balanced by nutty bread and a touch of salinity.
Taste: Vanilla fudge, orange segments, a crackle of black pepper.
Finish: Very subtly herbaceous on the finish.
Rest & Be Thankful is an independent bottler of whisky which began in 2012. Part of the Fox Fitzgerald Whisky Trading company, it takes its name from the inscription on a stone made by soldiers who built a military road in 1753 in the West coast of Scotland; the road out of Glen Croe was so long and so steep that it was traditional for travellers to rest at the top and be thankful for having reached the highest point.
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