Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Vineyard mud guard
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill Shaved, Toasted & Recharred Barrique
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Sep 2019 7:37 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.00

2 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 2007 SMWS 94.5

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.96 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a unique one, sweet and spicy, with a fruity undertone.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Ripe stone fruits, jam, bready malt, sweet and a tinge of sour
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet entry, followed quickly by spices and more fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      I get a menthol on the back of the palate that is unique, almost a jalepeno spice in the throat. Still encased by a light fruitiness. Soap?

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Pretty nice, maybe not quite my cup of tea. The funk is dialed down, which I appreciate. There’s really nice complexity with those more savoury and spicy notes, but it’s balanced fairly well by (minimal) sweetness. It reminds me a little bit of those unpeated Caol Ilas in that sense. Overall, it’s maybe a bit on the dry and tart side for my tastes. This is definitely not one to just idly sip.

    Nose: Heavy and musty. Lots of rich barley and toffee, along with warm, dusty earth notes. Nutty and a bit savoury: nori, toasted nuts and seeds. The ‘pumpkinseed oil’ label on this sample bottle seems spot on actually, not that I’ve ever tried pumpkinseed oil. Lemon oil, tangerine, cantaloupe, roasted apples. Something slightly tart, maybe green olives.

    Palate: Medium-thick texture. Spicy honey, green apples, green olives, and peaches up front, followed by toasted almonds, burnt sugar, and browned butter. It gets earthy and spicier in the middle, in the middle, with dry dusty dunnage warehouse, crushed rocks, white pepper, coriander (seeds), cloves, and dry wood. Balsamic vinegar (the cheap kind, not the aged kind), honey, malted barley, mint, and fennel on the back.
    A small dribble of water evens things out a touch, and bumps up the sweetness.

    Finish: Medium-length and tart. Balsamic vinegar and honey. Green apple, peaches, lemon, banana, cinnamon, and cloves. Light oak, malted barley, strong black tea, and earth.

  3. MasterMork scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  4. MasterMork scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Mascht scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a really weird painting, intense and exciting but also a lot of rough edges
    • Nose
      86 86
      intense and sour, many bright fruits such as unripe apples and lemons, with balsamic vinegar, leather, horse stables, vanilla and pearl onions
    • Taste
      88 88
      creamy, intense, mouth-filling, fruit basket, jalapeños, bread spice, black tea, burnt toast and green wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, warm and spicy

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Notes von der SMWS Website: https://www.smws.com/vineyard-mud-guard

    Ausgabepreis August 2019: 56,00 GBP

    "A big funky dram, full of barnyard, gingerbread, horse sweat, stables, old leather, sweet paprika, mud, clay, lemon thyme, softmints, golden syrup, orange oil, stone fruits, juniper, prune juice, buttery brown toast and jasmine tea. With water there's a primrose accented floral aspect along with soft earth, petrichor, lichen, mirabelle eau de vie, wood embers, savlon cream, tarragon, deep heat and old calvados. The mouth is sharp to begin, lots of hot pencil shavings, mineral oil, graphite, soot, baked pears, redcurrant jam, orange and lime marmalade, baked peaches, caramelised strawberries, spiced mead and bakewell tarts. Water brings out cider apples and aged perry, then sheep wool, madeira cake, coconut, flaked almonds, pear tart tatin, black tea, dark chocolate orange and mushroom powder. Matured for 11 years in a bourbon hogshead before re-rack into a 1st fill STR (Shave, Toast, Re-char) barrique."
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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