- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 30 Aug 2018 7:28 pm by whisky313
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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 12-year-old
25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.69 points
- 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?
- Caramel and pretty nice. Of course, everything depends on the price. He is not worth his 40 euros, although I will not name him unpleasant.
Wood chips, toffee caramel and toffee sweets, cookies, some honey and daisies, red apples, gingerbread muffins.
A bit of sweetness and barely perceptible sourness, there is a tart bitterness, not bad. Orange zest and cookies, honey and spices.
Grips, barely knits, warms, simple, homely and understandable. A piece of wood, malt notes, pastries and honey.
- Not bad, but far from a whisky that leaves me wanting more.
Very sweet with notes of marzipan and bubblegum paving the way for apricot, caramel and vanilla custard. A touch of oak shavings, but very subtle.
Fairly creamy and surprisingly spicy (clove and pepper), with a hint of breakfast cereal. A hint of bitter orange peel, as well as charred oak and vanilla. A touch of cappuccino.
Slightly herbacious. The spices and bitterness leave an impression.
- With 46% that would be a great whisky, but only a good standard.
Juicy pears with red apples, vanilla, coconut, spices and oak aromas.
Vanilla with juicy pears, red apples, spices and floral notes.
Long with spices, pears, citrus fruits, vanilla and dryness.
- Beautiful golden sunny color. Classic bourbon whisky, very sweet and drinkable. The strong point is taste. The scent does not develop at all over time. No water required.
N: 20 T: 21 F: 19 B: 20
Beer with pearl barley and acetone, a bunch of different peppers, rotten orange peel, bananas and peanut butter (as in Bladnoch)
Bittersweet and viscous, like sauternes, peppery, floral, degrades in the air to a woody-mountain ash story
- Surprisingly round and complex taste for this small distillery basic expression. Very good balance between oak, vanilla and fruit (apricot, peach). Perfectly enjoyable and easy to drink dram, with its 40% abv, for a much reasonable price range.
Oranges, fruit compote, malty
quite mild, mint, slightly alcoholic