Review: Fettercairn 10 Years Old 2005 cask 10943 Provenance

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Fettercairn Distillery

Bottling: Douglas Laing; Provenance range

ABV: 46%

Cost: £34.48

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What they say:

A 10 year old single malt from the Fettercairn distillery, matured in a refill hogshead from summer 2005 to autumn 2015. It comes to us from the Douglas Laing Provenance range, which celebrates the seasons of whisky production.

Nose:

Opens fresh & fragrant on the nose, carrying a ripe white fruit quality plus crushed sugar

Palate:

Sweet throughout, with attractive vanilla in an American Cream Soda style

Finish:

Medium long, still fresh & lingers with a citrus sherbet zesty zing

What I say:

Dram#2 from The Dram Team Incredible Indies tasting set was this 10 year old Fettercairn, distilled in 2005 and bottled 2015.

Colour:

Very light straw gold (1/20) loose medium tears leave fine legs

Nose:

light, lemon juice, grassy hay, peach melba, something solventy & estery, white grapes, pear flesh

Taste:

like the nose – bit more depth of sugar & honey but also a sour/bitterness, pear drops and sparkling white wine, crisp green apples, slightly creamy with hints of vanilla

Finish:

Medium, tart white fruit, sparkling wine

Overall:

Very fresh and refreshing, almost a little too tart for my palate, fizzy lemonade!

Score: 81/100

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