Fettercairn 12 Years Old

Fettercairn 12 Years Old (40%, OB, 2019)


What they say

Aged 12 years in American White Oak ex-Bourbon casks

Official tasting notes:

  • Colour: Sunlight and amber honey
  • Taste: Vanilla and pear, with soft spices
  • Finish: Refreshing nectarine and tropical fruit, with subtle roasted coffee, clove, and ginger. A memorable finish of sultanas and black toffee

What I say

Sampled during our recent press trip to Fettercairn and again in the goodies we received whilst there. This was from a miniatures 2x5cl pack containing the 12 and 28 year old from the new range.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber gold (10/20), medium, oily tears and legs.
  • Nose: Fresh, fruity and green, apple, mango, pineapple, kiwi, melon, rhubarb, leafy, honey, caramel, candyfloss, spun sugar and fairy cakes.
  • Taste: Light bodied, honey and light caramel sweetness, fruit cocktail in syrup, woody and herbal, cinnamon and with a leafy green element, vanilla, a touch of mint towards the end.
  • Finish: Medium length, sweet and spiced white pepper.


Non-polarising/easy going, a great starter whisky into the Fettercairn range with plenty of their fruity and green spirit character, sweet with hints of spice and vanilla from the casks.

Score 76/100

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