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Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB112074
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
07.12.1988
Bottled
24.01.2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2038
Number of bottles
276
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5021944096275
Added on
08 May 2018 8:28 am by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 228.33

7 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 1988 SV

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    More fruity, more subtle than cask 2037. This one is definitely better, even though the scores seem to suggest otherwise.
    • Nose
      Honey, slightly waxy. Vanilla, peach, hazelnut, sugar-roasted peanut and chive.
    • Taste
      A lovely waxy profile. Honey and orange. Hazelnut and a bit of beer-like barley. Water releases sour candy.
    • Finish
      Honey, hazelnut and vanilla.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting and complex, the rich oiliness (think of Clynelish) and fruitiness of this mature exBC-Malts persuade all along the line.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honey, pineapple-lemon sorbet, lush flowering summer meadow with flowers and wild herbs, at the same time sweet and tart-spicy.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet-sour fruit wave, fruit salad with whipped cream, a little pink pepper, oil with blossom aroma (dandelion, elderberry), flat peaches, apricots.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Mouthwashingly long, with exactly the same aromas of nose and palate, gently pulsating and bringing the whole thing to a harmonious ending.

  3. rampah scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lemon, fermented fruits, grasses, some earth, pear, melon, peach, some honey, wood (both old and fresh), I also find a few unripe fruits
      It definitely takes time. Always fruity and sweeter.
    • Taste
      Clearly unripe fruits, lemon, lime, apricot, wood, light pepper

  5. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. PBoe70 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. robse211 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Without this false note that would be a really delicious malt. Too bad. But it seems to be lying to me. No idea why.
    • Nose
      First a very clear, fresh and cooling nose. Then lemon drops. Pear dish. Herbs and floral notes. Yeast. Anise. Subliminally, I somehow have an artificial and chemical touch. Plastic.
    • Taste
      White tea with a lot of sugar candy. In addition, clearly noticeable wax. Ordinary seasoning. Quite synonymous sharpness. Ginger. Again, unfortunately I have a disturbing note again. Now it reminds me a bit of rubber.
    • Finish
      First, through the many citrus notes, neat salivation. After that it gets drier and a bit bitter. Now rather the peel of citrus fruits. Again, the disturbing note resonates again.

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