- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Best Dram (BD)
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- 1st Fill Port Wine Barrique
- Number of bottles
- 63.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 15 Aug 2018 4:26 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 2011 BD
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points
- A huge port blast from a very active cask, but the youth and alcohol abv are too much for my taste. Still one of the few port matured whiskies I find drinkable.
- "Sherry-Hammer" and "Sherry-Kracher" I have often read ... This is a Port-Kracher! The tender 63.4% are unfortunately clearly noticeable and with water he (in my opinion) a bit bitter. Nevertheless DELICIOUS!
- with water: it doesn't work on its own, let's try our luck with some water. a bit more pleasant, but still far from good
Conclusion: why do you bottle something like this? Sorry, but it doesn't work for me, totally unbalanced, sharp, immature
very alcoholic, artificial port note, red gummy bears, ginger, pepper, hot, strong oak note, bitter
sharp, unbalanced, wood, wood, wood, some port
short to medium, also here a lot of wood and some artificial port, clove, nutmeg, bitter
- A hammer, definitely. Dominant and strong - but to be honest, it's pretty overbearing. While the nose knows how to convince with its sweet spice almost without restriction, the impression in the mouth and throat with the violently oily bitter-nut-grape notes is simply overwhelming and for me personally in this way a bit too much of a good thing. I can not say whether anything has remained of the Fettercairn character; this was actually my first representative from the traditional highland distillery in Aberdeenshire.
Reddish-brown like a dark, ripe chestnut or almost betaisodonna solution, the fatcairn absorbs the light. Also in the nose is the first dominant impression of the betaisodonna or iodine ointment, oily and prominent. Fresh plums, ripe nectarines, cherries and light birch wood gradually come to the fore. Behind it rose petals, macadamia nuts and a few burned matches on a cigar box through the room.
At first, spicy, richly oily and almost dry in the mouth, the sour cherry cake is transformed into milk chocolate, cigar tobacco and raisins.
The finish is surprisingly bitter after the dominant sweet impressions of nose and palate, but then again leads in the usual line again in canned sour cherries with a little cinnamon and dark rum-grape-nut-chocolate over and remains present medium-long.