Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2018 7:28 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 49,03

8 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.17 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Apricot, red apple, vanilla pudding. A pretty nice first fill-dominated nose.
    • Taste
      80 80
      More malty, more of a refill profile. Apple, almond and vanilla.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Almond, apple, vanilla and peach.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Yeasty, fruity, saccharine, with a bit of a bite for 40%.

  3. DB1965 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice summer whisky
    • Nose
      81 81
      Nectarines, milk chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee beans, very pleasant
    • Taste
      82 82
      Tropical fruit, lots of spices, vanilla and sweet
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short finish, sweet, again fruit and spices

  4. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant light and fruity malt.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Floral. Apple and pear. Virgin mojito, vanilla and lacquered wood.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Red apple, citruses, ginger and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  5. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I was in Waitrose (UK supermarket) and saw this 12 year for £55, how on earth does a distillery with few fans justify that sort of price tag for what appears to be a mundane offering like this?

  6. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nose: fruity, pear, floral, but unfortunately also blind to 40% and a bit thin
    Taste: sweet, round and harmonious, but again a bit thin
    Finish: not available would be too hard, but close to it
    Conclusion: delicious simple and uncomplicated, but also somewhat generic and easy to forget. Does not do anything wrong, but nothing really great.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      very nice fruity nose with a clear but elegant sherry influence - lots of orange and nice and sweet
    • Taste
      81 81
      flat, nutty, sweet - very spacy
    • Finish
      81 81
      short, thin, flat

  8. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior


    Nose: nicely fruity, with nectarine and tinned pineapple. Not too much vanilla. Hints of meadow flowers and mint. Behind this bright side there is also a hint of roasted nuts and a light meaty touch.
    Mouth: rather weak (unsurprisingly) but pleasantly rounded. Oranges, Panettone cake, candied ginger and vanilla custard again. Soft clove and herbs, now also a slightly rough oaky touch. A bit of creamy mocha too.
    Finish: on the short side, with toffee, mint and milk chocolate.

    Better than I expected, with a nice fruity character, even though the low ABV holds it back a little. Rather expensive coming from a distillery with little fame.

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I never did try a core range age-stated official bottling of Fettercairn. With the 12yo ‘1824’ edition [WB] long since gone, what better dram to have as a precursor to the 28yo than Whyte & Mackay’s new 12yo released in August 2018.

    N: Sherried/bready/porridge-y/raisin-y profile.

    T: Like a rough Dalmore, it’s really sweet and malty with a gooey biscuit-y heart. Thin too, 40% - grrr.

    F: A bitter turn with some bite. The thinness continues to be marked.

    C: Boy, does Paterson know about sweetness. Surprisingly tasty.

    Scores a C

    [The 28yo follows, currently unlisted on WB]


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