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Overall rating
80.69/100
votes
145
Whiskybase ID
WB116871
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American Oak Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8206
Barcode
5013967013957
Added on
30 Aug 2018 7:28 pm by whisky313
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.26

13 × in wishlist

145 × member ratings

290 × in collection

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

  1. 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?

  2. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      Wood chips, toffee caramel and toffee sweets, cookies, some honey and daisies, red apples, gingerbread muffins.
    • Taste
      A bit of sweetness and barely perceptible sourness, there is a tart bitterness, not bad. Orange zest and cookies, honey and spices.
    • Finish
      Grips, barely knits, warms, simple, homely and understandable. A piece of wood, malt notes, pastries and honey.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but far from a whisky that leaves me wanting more.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Slightly herbacious. The spices and bitterness leave an impression.

  4. aw-home scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    With 46% that would be a great whisky, but only a good standard.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Juicy pears with red apples, vanilla, coconut, spices and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Vanilla with juicy pears, red apples, spices and floral notes.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long with spices, pears, citrus fruits, vanilla and dryness.

  5. manmathiou scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. blackmind1975 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. DistiLesha scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Beer with pearl barley and acetone, a bunch of different peppers, rotten orange peel, bananas and peanut butter (as in Bladnoch)
    • Taste
      Bittersweet and viscous, like sauternes, peppery, floral, degrades in the air to a woody-mountain ash story
    • Finish
      sweet wood

  8. hafssol scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. Jolemann scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Oranges, fruit compote, malty
    • Taste
      81 81
      quite mild, mint, slightly alcoholic
    • Finish
      80 80
      very short

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