New Fettercairn 12 Years Old and 28 Years Old
Beginning of December, both bottlings celebrated their German premiere at the InterWhisky show in Frankfurt/Germany
One of Scotland's oldest licensed Highland whisky distilleries, Fettercairn, did a global relaunch of its portfolio. Amongst others, there are Fettercairn 12-year-old and Fettercairn 28-year-old , two new bottlings which are now distributed by the Hanseatic family business BORCO-MARKEN-IMPORT in Germany and Austria and will soon be available in our Whisky.de online shop.
Special pot still design
The special feature of the Fettercairn distillery is a copper cooling ring that surrounds the neck of the pot still. Cold spring water flows constantly over the outside of the still and cools the distillate in this way. This cooling ring is still unique in the Scottish distillery landscape and characterises the production of the unconventional distillery. This peculiarity has now been transferred to the new bottle design. A ring on the neck of the bottle (= cooling ring) and the grooves in the shoulder of the bottle (= running water) reflect this peculiarity of the stills. The design is complemented by the logo with the unicorn of the Ramsay clan and the date of foundation of the distillery.
Fruity, sweet and spicy
The new range is characterised by flavours of tropical fruits, gentle spice and pleasant sweetness.
Fettercairn 12 Years Old
This single malt was matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks, and bottled at 40% abv.
Nose: notes of vanilla and pear, supported by soft spices
Palate: refreshing with nectarines and tropical fruits, subtle notes of roasted coffee, clove and ginger
Finish: long-lasting with notes of sultanas and dark caramel
Fettercairn 28 Years Old
This deep gold shimmering single malt was matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks for 28 years and received a gold medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018. It is bottled at 42% abv.
Nose: fruity notes of pineapple and melon
Palate: aromas of beet syrup and banana with subtle notes of ginger and liquorice, accompanied by citrus and black pepper
Finish: soft notes of walnut, caramel and apricot with a hint of sweet balsamic vinegar
The distillery is located in the village of Fettercairn, close to the Cairngorm mountains, and was built in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsay. Apart from a few official and independent bottlings, Fettercairn has rarely appeared on the market as a single malt. According to owner Whyte & Mackay, who also owns the Dalmore, Jura and Tamnavulin distilleries, it was now time to relaunch the brand with Fettercairn's first new releases in nearly a decade. The last official bottlings released from the distillery were two without age statement, Fior and Fasque. in 2010.