Fettercairn 28 Years Old

Fettercairn 28 Years Old (42%, OB, 2019)


What they say

Aged 28 years in American White Oak ex-Bourbon casks

Official tasting notes:

  • Colour: Deep shimmering gold
  • Taste: Pineapple and melon give way to treacle and banana, with a hint of warm ginger and liquorice
  • Finish: Citrus peel and black pepper, tempered by walnuts, vanilla, and spices. Coffee, apricot, and a touch of sweet balsamic complete this rewarding experience

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: Dark copper gold (12/20), slow, medium  tears and rare well-defined legs.
  • Nose: Deeper and richer than the 12 year old, slightly darker, treacle but with a dusting of icing sugar, tropical fruits, mango and pineapple, rich vanilla, wealth of antique oak wood and a sprinkle of spices at the end.
  • Taste: Chewier on the palate, more woody, treacle, still quite light-bodied but syrupy in flavour, liqourice root, powdery and charred wood, ginger root, biscuity cereals and caramel.
  • Finish: Long, polished oak slightly medicinal and herbal wood.


A fantastically rich and woody character to this one with a hint of medicating herbs, delicious.

Score 88/100

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