The Single Cask: Fettercairn 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Cask Whisky
Bottler: The Single Cask
Distillery: Fettercairn Distillery
Age: 12 Years Old
Cask Type: First-fill Ex-Bourbon
Alcohol By Volume: 55.7%
Outturn: 225 Bottles
Cask Reference: 107721
Distilled: 20 November 2006
Bottled: 18 April 2019
Bottle Size: 700ml
Scotch Tasting Notes
Nose: Light cereal with subtle malt, straw and delicate fruits that pull a hint of aniseed behind them.
Palate: Gentle and sweet, with more intense malt and straw notes.
Finish: Lots of vanilla, oak and subtle caramel drizzled over peaches and cream.
Background to Fettercairn Distillery
Fettercairn is one of Richard Paterson’s experimental sites, where he investigates the magical properties of wood. We like to imagine Whyte & Mackay’s moustachioed master blender in a lab coat conducting his mad experiments in Fettercairn’s surprisingly modern dunnage warehouse. But maybe that’s just us. Besides the warehouse, everything at Fettercairn is pretty traditional. They even have an open-topped mash tun, which is pretty old-school, and the stills have soap grinders on the sides. This whisky is a product of those traditional methods and maturation in ex-bourbon to produce an intriguing whisky.