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Fettercairn Fior

Overall rating
80.08/100
votes
237
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon, Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
H1325 GR8 08:04 11/03670
Barcode
5013967006768
Added on
17 Jul 2010 10:29 am
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43,73

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn Fior

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.08 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well, he does not make me nervous. In addition, always a false note, which may be reminiscent of rubber.
    • Nose
      Forest honey, fermented grapes, pepper and occasionally subtle smoke.
    • Taste
      Mon Cheri, walnut, (ver) burnt almonds, again the pepper.
    • Finish
      Some sherry fruit and dark chocolate.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I might like that, well, he could be a bit stronger, but he's definitely interesting and different than expected. Sweet stuff, I'll give it to you. Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      Some smoke and a slightly acidic fruit note at the beginning, the whole backed with vanilla. Gentle aromas. After some time, I can understand both old wood and brandy, but in a positive way. Overall, fuller, fuller and more interesting. Tobacco and pickled plum, I think both are also quite appropriate. The fresh fruity is completely gone, but now I have some herbs and a hint of menthol. When warming a lot of plum jam with star anise and liqueur.
    • Taste
      Slightly thin, which takes a few seconds in the mouth, then it is quite dry with tobacco, herbs and some beet syrup as a contrast. A hint of oak to the rear. Also here, apparently, some smoke.
    • Finish
      Not even so short, warms up significantly, then at first is the very restrained sweetness to make room for rotting wood and tobacco again. The burden, which remains in the mouth at the end and slightly corky ashy, reminds again of smoke.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like it, stuffy stuff, apparently gotten good sherry keg and the smoky little corner fits in well. With ~ 40 € no bargain for NAS, but taste justified.
    • Nose
      Dusty, dead wood, almost a bit smoky (especially at the beginning, is weak), plus vanilla, schrumpliger red apple, caramel, also has something of brandy ... is then softer, rounder, a bit earthy
    • Taste
      quite strong, full-bodied, dark chocolate, wood, spicy (in the direction of pepper / nutmeg, a bit spicy), warm, earthy, mossy, and here too I form some sweetish smoke
    • Finish
      medium, the wood and the spices sound, coffee and a hint of licorice

  4. Usl1978 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

  5. Reakwoon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I was pleasantly surprised - I think PLV is pretty good - charming with nice strong sherry fruit influences - still no juice paint - has something
    • Nose
      85 85
      fragrant orange-sherry fruity with a clear coconut note and wax - quite tasty and round with a soft smoke - unfortunately the nose does not last long
    • Taste
      83 83
      Raisins, oranges, very spicy light oak - pepper and mint - wild honey - rum-nut-nut-chocolate
    • Finish
      83 83
      chocolaty, tobacco, fresh with herbaceous oak - slightly soapy impression rather eco mothballs with lavender - not unbelievable - simply special

  7. ChrisSym scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I had not expected the original filling of Fettercairn with this smokiness. But this is so well integrated that it makes the whisky really fun, even if the departure is rather restrained.
    • Nose
      The first impression is fruit paired with a fine hint of smoke, but all very mild first. I find strawberries, ripe pears and honey. Some oak flavor. With a little time and warmth, everything is stronger, very harmonious. I really like the smoke. Add some caramel and roasted nuts. Slightly herbal.
    • Taste
      Something watery on the tongue, but directly with great complex notes. The smoke is also present here with peppery notes and oak. The fruit is now more subtle, but the Nussigkeit comes with bitter almonds through more intense. Very dark cocoa.
    • Finish
      The departure less pronounced. Medium length with bitter notes, becoming dry on the palate and again the nuttiness. In fact, the smoke stays behind with me in the end.

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, slightly salty. Wet barley (not common). After a while, sweet traces of sherry. On the palate, wood and spices, mellow and sweet but not fruity. Final, spicy, citrus, a little lack of roundness. Enthusiasm 3/5

  9. jeoff scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Cherry, smoke, caramel and apple.
    • Taste
      Dough, peat smoke, cherry, tobacco and nuts.
    • Finish
      Smoke, tobacco and dough.

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