Fettercairn 12 Years Old
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
Following Fettercairn New Make Spirit, I revisited their entry level/youngest age statement expression. The wholly ex-American white oak Bourbon cask matured 12 Year Old.
- ABV 40%
- Age 12 Years Old
- Bottler Whyte & Mackay
- Bottling Official
- Cask Bourbon Cask
- Category Highland single malt whisky
- Cost £40
- Origin Fettercairn Distillery
- Outturn n/a
- Region Highland
- Released 2021
- Vintage undeclared
My tasting notes
- Appearance Full amber gold (10/20), oily, medium-tears and medium legs.
- Nose Elements of the new make present including a reduced biscuity cereal barley note, some soft hazelnut puree, soft florals, green fruits, a little leafy green tea, green apple, soft vanilla sponge and creamy coffee.
- Taste Light-medium bodied, creamy vanilla, caramel, soft fruits, fruit cocktail, matcha green tea, Jamaican ginger cake, caramelised cinnamon sticks, woody and herbal.
- Finish Medium, creamy, sweet, ovaltine and cinnamon, becomes drier and spicier.
- Overall Relatively easy going, everything is quite soft and smooth initially. There is that characteristic leafy green note to Fettercairn that seems much more integrated here than I remember previously, gets a little too spicy and drying at the end for me.
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