Fettercairn – Warehouse 2, Batch No. 003
A week or so ago Nicola did a Zoom tasting with Fettercairn on their new expression. Nicola was kind enough to leave me a little of her sample so I could do my own review and tasting.
Whyte & Mackay have brought out batch 003 from Warehouse 2, from their Fettercairn Distillery. This new batch was matured in a selection of Bourbon, Rum, and French red wine barrels and bottled at 50.6% Alc/vol.
The Fettercairn Distillery can be found in the foothills of the cairngorms, roughly halfway between Aberdeen and Perth.
The founder Sir Alexander Ramsay was one of the Scottish landowners who campaigned for the licensing of Scotch Whisky. In 1824, he was one of the first to apply for a license.
One of the most unique features of the distillery is the copper cooling ring that continuously drenches the stills in cool mountain water and helps to give Fettercairn its character.
It is now time to have a wee taste.
Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch 003 – Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 50.6% Alc/vol 70 cl
Nose…A fruity and fragrant carnival invited mango and melon, shortbread coated in meadow blossom honey.
Taste… Tropical fruits abound, sweet berry cheesecake, freshly baked croissants, juicy. Perfectly balanced honey sweetness with hints of vanilla ice cream, go easy on the water it does not need much.
Finish…Medium to long, fruit and honey remain in charge.
This is a grand dram and as it is only priced at £60.00 it certainly will remain on the Whisky Boys must-have list.
Go to Fettercairn and check out the full range of expressions and while you are at the site book a tour.