Fettercairn 1984

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB10444
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
16.02.1984
Bottled
13.06.2007
Stated Age
23 years old
Casknumber
241
Number of bottles
255
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 aug 2009 11:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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Whisky reviews for Fettercairn 1984

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

  1. Whiskyhibby scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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    rare/17857/rare-batch-32/Notes from Scotchwhisky.com

    NOSE
    Surprisingly clean I must admit. Plenty of the usual Fettercairn earthy and meaty qualities but here they are balanced by quite a bit of dark fruit, black coffee, almond milk, orange bitters and maraschino cherries. Water reveals freshly baked brown bread, ground black pepper and some decent haggis (should have had this one on Burn’s Night). A slightly smoky tea aspect now akin to Earl Grey and then some light lemony notes.

    PALATE
    Burnt brown sugar, clove oil, gingerbread, roasted chocolate malt, crushed hazelnuts and a deep but soothing earthiness. Some bitter chocolate and slightly over-stewed black tea as well. With water it becomes oilier and a little fatter in texture but also softer in flavour, the meatiness is more gentle now and there are some very pleasant spicy and dark fruit qualities mingling with a little milk chocolate.

    FINISH
    Decent length although a lick of cardboard upsets things ever so slightly. But on the whole it remains muscular and with a drying, dark fruitiness.

    CONCLUSION
    Fettercairn remains a frustratingly inconsistent dram and I can’t deny I approached this one with trepidation. There remain aspects of it which display the irrefutable ‘Fettercairn funk’ (a music genre just crying out to be realised), but on the whole it’s the better qualities of this distillery which shine out. A very pleasant surprise.

    RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME

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