Fettercairn 12 Years Old

Fettercairn 12 Years Old


1. What they say

Aged 12 years in American White Oak ex-Bourbon casks


2. 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

3. Details

  • ABV 40%
  • Age 12 Years Old
  • Bottler OB Whyte & Mackay
  • Bottling Core range
  • Cask American oak
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £37.99 at Amazon or Master of Malt – £45.95 The Whisky Exchange
  • Origin Fettercairn Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2022
  • Vintage Undisclosed

4. What I say

Re-sampling of Fettercairn’s core introductory bottling presented at 12 years old. Sampled during the launch of second batch of Fetterecairn’s 16 Year Old expression

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour: Blush orange gold (13/20), numerous, medium-large tears and legs.
  • Nose: Fruity and sweet, orange, plum, apricot, pear, touch green grass, light biscuity cereals and some light honey.
  • Taste: Light-bodied, clear, gentle, reduced sweetness and some light spicy elements, woody cinnamon, vanilla, some white pepper, fruit medley, kiwi, pear, green banana and mandarin orange.
  • Finish: Medium, honey sweet, grassy hay and soft oak spices.

6. Overall

A pleasant single malt with plenty of fruity and grassy cereal influences and a touch of tropicality.

7. Score 80/100

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