Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
09 years old
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jun 2018 8:48 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 56,60

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22 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 2008 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.15 points

  1. andre8x8 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Fresh, sweet, green fruit, pear, something musty, oil and or sulfur?

    Bitter, sweet, vanilla, some green fruit, sulfur, the bitterness prevails

    Bitter, very bitter, drying, in the background the green fruit

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    Ouch, this is bitter and very astringent. Only the nose is more or less acceptable. These casks should not have been bottled as such, don't waste your money on this.

    It gets a little better with time and oxidation in my 6cl sample bottle (mainly the nose), but taste and finish remain very bitter, dusty and flat.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Young, loads of alcohol, vegetal, herbal, sour and spicy but off balance, some vanilla in the background with a bread/barley note, a touch of peach and dusty oak wood.

      With the second dram out of my sample it's getting a little more fruity and buttery.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Sharp and very astringent and bitter. Water cannot help this. I'm having troubly tasting anything whatsoever because of the bitterness. There's some sweetness, but any details are lost completely behind a wall of astringent alcohol and wood tannins.
    • Finish
      55 55
      Terrible: short, bitter and dusty. There might be some vanilla, but this dissipates in mere moments. Actually the bitterness on the tongue is still there with the feeling in my throat long gone.

  3. fgg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet. And a very strong smell of something very familiar, but do not get there ... the production hall of a steel processing company (really?). Butter, vanilla, fruit. Sweet apples, pear.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet fruity with a bitter aftertaste. Not sharp despite the ABV.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short and friendly.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This is just a bad barrel. I wouldn't have put it in a bottle, it is not CA worthy.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Zoet, citrus maar in de verte ook iets zepigs..... Duidelijke gersttonen komen na een paar minuten bovendrijven. Verder denk ik dat er wat water bij moet om de neus wat minder agressief te krijgen. Met water blijkt er niet heel veel te veranderen.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Heftig in de alcohol, jong, de smaak die je in je mond krijgt als je net een wilg hebt geknot. Marsepein. Met water worden er meer bittere tonen duidelijk.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Korte qua lengte. Droog, stro, zaagsel, wat vanille. Trekt wat bitter weg. Met water veranderd het niet veel, maar de lengte neemt ietsje toe.

  5. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Since 2017, CA has released a lot of very young casks, they are almost identical to me. Don't get me wrong, they are excellent distillate and I like young spirits. Have to admit this sad fact that older stocks are running out.....
    • Nose
      Young and metallic, pear
    • Taste
      Young, sweet and salty, delicious mints, camphor
    • Finish
      Long and drying


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