It is uncertain exactly when Fettercairn
Distillery was founded, but possibly as early as 1824. This
makes it one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. Fettercairn
is located northwest of Stonehaven, near the village by the
same name, at the edge of the Grampian Mountains. The distillery
was rebuilt, at least a couple times, near the turn of the
century. It was closed during World War I and reopened in
1939. It is now a modern distllery and is ideally located
near abundant water from the nearby Grampian Mountains and
plentiful barley supplies in the fertile Howe O' the Mearns.
Until recently, the Fettercairn single malt was very difficult
to find, as most of it went into blends. Single malt lovers
certainly welcome this unique East Highlander into their whisky
10 year old
||Light to full
clean, nutty bouquet, with a bit of sherry and peat. Trace
and quite light.
||Dry, nutty, well-balanced
and clean sweetness. Some spice.
sweet and warm.