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Overall rating
84.82/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
04.2011
Bottled
07.2018
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Port Wine Barrique
Casknumber
800216
Number of bottles
230
Strength
63.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2018 4:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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69 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 2011 BD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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.

  2. Fabio2 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    "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!

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      very alcoholic, artificial port note, red gummy bears, ginger, pepper, hot, strong oak note, bitter
    • Taste
      sharp, unbalanced, wood, wood, wood, some port
    • Finish
      short to medium, also here a lot of wood and some artificial port, clove, nutmeg, bitter

  4. PX-Michl scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
      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.
    • Taste
      84 84
      At first, spicy, richly oily and almost dry in the mouth, the sour cherry cake is transformed into milk chocolate, cigar tobacco and raisins.
    • Finish
      80 80
      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.

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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