Fettercairn New Make Spirit (Sample)
What they say
Pure and clear mountain water – a key element in our whisky-making process
Located in the foothills of Scotland’s Cairngorms, we don’t just use crystal-clear mountain water as an ingredient in making our whisky, it also cools the copper of our stills. It pours down the outside of the stills from our unique cooling ring, creating more condensation within, ensuring only the finest vapours can rise to the top for collection.
Our stills, and their unique cooling rings, capture only the purest expression of our whisky’s character
We drench our stills in water, cooling the copper and increasing condensation so only the lighter vapours rise. Over years, the water gives the copper a unique and beautiful green patina.
What I say
Fettercairn New Make Spirit straight from the still at 68.1% ABV. Provided as part of a deconstructed tasting session for the new Warehouse No.2 expression hosted by Fettercairn ambassador Andrew Lennie and Master Blander Gregg Glass – live from Fettercairn distillery.
- ABV 43%
- Age 0 Years Old
- Bottler Whyte & Mackay
- Bottling Sample
- Cask None
- Category Highland single malt whisky
- Cost n/a
- Origin Fettercairn Distillery
- Outturn n/a
- Region Highland
- Released 2021
- Vintage 2021
My tasting notes
- Appearance Gin clear (0/20), slow, medium-fine tears and fine legs.
- Nose Malty cereal barley, grassy and oaty, flapjacks or porridge, nutty hazelnut puree, some green fruits, melon and white grape quite a sweet and almost sour note, sugared almonds, estery overripe banana and tinned pineapple.
- Taste Warming & spirity, medium-bodied, sweet and malty barley, malted milk biscuits, porridge with golden syrup, some green apple skin, softened banana and soft brown sugar.
- Finish Medium, sweet, sugared almonds return a touch floral later.
- Overall More cereal and nutty than tropical fruits. Quite light as expected from their unique process, very little lactic & metallic notes I’d usually associate with new make, with a freshness and clarity of flavour.
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