Fettercairn 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB160539
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release 2020
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks, Finish in Sherry & Port Casks
Strength
46.4 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5013967016408
Added on
15 jun 2020 9:51 pm by Rhönräuber
Colored

Average value

€ 115.33

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Whisky reviews for Fettercairn 16-year-old

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.56 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Orange, toffee, caramel, red fruits, stewed yellow fruits, chocolate, oak and spices, hint of leather, very decent

  2. fallinwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  3. badbedbad1010 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. whiskystore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Some old school notes and style here, toffee, raisins, dark chocolate caramel, oak, peat, spices, mash, boiled vegetables. Very enjoyable, 88,5p
    Thanks lincolnimp for this sample.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Finally got this bottle delivered today and looking forward to seeing how it changes as the bottle goes down.
    Not quite as good as i remember but still a quality dram and one that constantly changes in the glass, which goes equally for the nose and palate. I think the nose is very good at around 90p but the palate could be anywhere between 86-92 points at any given time.
    If the mouthfeel was a bit more substantial and the finish longer it probably would get an average of 90 points.
    £88 for a litre bottle, not bad.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Christmas pudding, hints of orange, Turkish Delight chocolate bar, cocoa powder, hints of coffee granules, plump rich raisins, caramel.rich sherry overlaid with something more fruity like black cherry which could be the port casks in the vatting?
      A rich and inviting nose, hints at the juiciness to follow.
    • Taste
      88 88
      First mouth full, is very juicy with some sweetness but just a hint of oak at the back.
      Plenty of interplay with the flavours on show, the balance is good and there is a nice fizzy spice note.
      There is a stewed fruit note that mixes red plumb, black cherries and blackcurrants with a softer fruit of ripe mango but that is in the background.
      The spice note increases and there is the faintest edge of sweet peat, hints of orange liqueur and then another wave of spice that is sweeter this time and adds to the interest.
      The spice and sweetness at the front take centre stage mouthfeel is really good.
      if this had more depth of profile after the really excellent initial hit of flavours, this would get a 93p sort of score.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Difficult to be objective at first, but honesty is what this is all about and the finish needs to be a little better and lags the nose and palate.
      But it keeps changing and flitting between sweetness, then slightly sour fruit, then spice but there is a void behind it, basically it fades too quickly and you are left feeling that you have been let down a bit because the nose and palate were better.

      With water:-
      The nose has more spice and more orange, lovely aroma.
      More of everything basically.
      Water has subdued things, (perhaps I put too many drops in)?
      Hang on more spice is there, more rich fruit, orange, candied chocolate orange.

  6. DimiIkon scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: November 2021
    • Nose
      83 83
      Soap flakes initially, strong distillation character, leather, perfume, mash, a sweetness that grows the longer it stands. The chocolate is prominent.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dry, cellar, boiled vegetables, bitter, dark chocolate. Honey sweetness and some oak wood. The bitterness of espresso.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium with dark chocolate, a bitterness that remains all the way and a little honey sweetness.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This bottle along with the Bunna 40 year OB from 2018 were the best 2 whiskies I tried at the London whisky show.
    I tried this a 2nd time just to confirm my first impressions were correct.
    Apparently this is made with chocolate barley (or similar, I could have misheard)?
    Any way the quality is really good and very enjoyable and quality/price ratio is really good.
    I think the average score on here is too low, perhaps giving a Fettercairn a high score is not the done thing (or usual) but for me this is a standout dram and as other Fettercairns I tried alongside this one show, they have certainly improved their game & image.
    No tasting notes tasted at a show.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. SRB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Whisky_yksihW did not rate this whisky Newbie

    the taste of the chocolate malt is amazing and very creamy

  10. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. dramidaris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Auriverdes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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