Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
PX Finish
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
19 May 2019 1:10 pm by Nidan

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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.50 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Fettercairn 12 yo ‘Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Edition’ (40%, OB 2019, travel retail, 100 cl)

    Nose: this one has a weird fragrant side to it. Rosehip syrup with hints of potpourri. Raisins and plums. Then moist wood and very yeasty notes, as well as szechuan pepper and cinnamon.
    Mouth: quite soft (unsurprisingly), with a similar mix of yeasty porridge, woody notes and synthetic fruitiness. Dried mango and orange. Muesli with honey. Wildflowers, bitter herbs, wet cardboard and hints of glue. A weird development and quite sharp (pepper, allspice).
    Finish: not too long, with a gingery sharpness and a perfumed edge.

    This reminds me of the first experiments with wood finishing in the 1990s. You know, the early days of wine casks and Port casks that were quite novel back then and couldn’t find a balance right away. Artificially aromatic and not integrated with the spirit. I think the regular 12 is much better without the make-up, and the new ex-bourbon 16 and 23 travel retail expressions will probably be more natural as well.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spicy (pepper, cinnamon, clove), fruity (raisins, plums),
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity (oranges, mangos, apricots), potpourri, herbs, cardboard
    • Finish
      Rather short, spicy (ginger), perfumy


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