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Overall rating
89.51/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1988
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
252
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2018 8:54 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.00

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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 1988 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.51 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    I never ever had any 90+points Fettercairn so far (they were rather 85-points) because I find this distillery profile just boring - very simple and too grassy-mashy. But looking at all the high scores for this release it can well be I found a little gem in the advent calendar...

    ...no, certainly not! Maybe others find something in this dram that I am not sensitive to but to me this is just another boring Fettercairn with a simple two-dimensional profile (grassy-floral and sugary-sweet). It is flawless and easy drinkable, of course - but nothing else (according to my taste buds, only).
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is pale gold and the nose is very, very shy first so I let it breathe for some minutes. After that it is still quite shy and offers exactly the grassy-floral-sugary Fettercairn boredom I do not like, sorry folks! Maybe some water helps - it opens up the nose nicely and releases ... just more of the same (grassy-floral-sugary aromas).
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is a little better but still unimpressive in that grassy-floral and barley sugary mix. It is neither complex nor layered nor flawed, just very simple. Maybe there are flavours in it I am not sensitive to? After some chewing a few fruity and waxy notes pop up but they never dare to enter the spotlight. Water increases the sugary side only, I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The dram arrives warming but not really coating on the palate with a drying-astringent feeling (cold metals). The finish is of medium length and stays barley sugary sweet without adding new impressions. The minor drying feeling repeats itself again towards the end.

  2. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    in spite of 29 years a very lively and characteristic release in all components, especially in the aroma, although it allowed me to breathe for a whole month in a half-molded casting, but in general quite tasty, although I would give it in the dark 18-20 years, not more, I expected a little more
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Simo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A real good Fettercairn.
    • Nose
      Very fruity and syrupy, fruit like peaches, mango with toffee sauce and barley sugar sweets.
    • Taste
      Pear fruit, dried ginger, hints of nutmeg and then more flaked almonds and white chocolate.
    • Finish
      Like lemon cheesecake with soft spice and butterscotch.

  6. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Powerful but refined and complex Fettercairn.
    • Nose
      Matured fruits, mainly peach and mango. Malt, milk caramel and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Refined, sweet and spicy. Nutmeg, pepper and ginger. Pear, marzipan and lemon cheesecake.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky.

  8. maurisso scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Peanut butter. Hello.

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