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Fettercairn Fior

Overall rating
80.12/100
votes
285
Whiskybase ID
WB17061
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 10:46 am
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.72

22 × in wishlist

285 × member ratings

537 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn Fior

56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.12 points

  1. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Roland7 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Clear associations with winter! Smoke, burnt rubber, firewood, burnt wood, coffee, creme brulee, spices, laurel, grapefruit, cough syrup. Very mineral.

  6. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 25 points Expert Junior

    I must have gotten a disaster batch apparently. The whisky is simply not drinkable for me:

    A penetrating metallic bitterness, underlaid with a bit of forest fruit and vanilla, both in the nose and in the mouth. In addition, there is an uncomfortable rubber note that gives the whole thing the rest.

    I can't understand how you can fill and sell something like that.

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A strange but harmonious combination of industrial and creamy notes, metal and sweetness, dense, juicy, rather minimalistic, without unnecessary details.
    • Nose
      Open, damp, damp wood with biting mineral-metallic shades, machine oil, metal shavings, oiled steel tools, welding spray, sweet creamy shades.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, oak, strong mineral tones, industrial notes, machine oil, toffee, fudge, pepper wave, sweet creamy motives.
    • Finish
      Spicy, invigorating, mineral-metallic notes, oak, creamy tones.

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Igitor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is pleasing and surprisingly different, at least initially. Unfortunately in the mouth and especially weak in the finish.

    Still easy going. So overall it is ok for the price, nothing more.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Liquorice, pumpernickel, light smoke, tobacco, sherry, grain, rusty metal shavings
    • Taste
      84 84
      Caramel, apple, subtle smoke, bread crust, slight spiciness
    • Finish
      82 82
      Unfortunately, the finish is short and unspectacular

  10. ConvalRen scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

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