Fettercairn 2010

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 2 Batch 1
first-fill American &European oak casks
Number of bottles
49.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Mar 2021 10:30 am by BatchOne

Average value

£ 92.69

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90 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 2010

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.51 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The spices take the lead on the palate, which I usually don't gravitate towards, but it somehow works.
    • Nose
      Mush banana, raw sugar and a tinge of yoghurt, but also breakfast cereals like oats and cornflakes. Rather a breakfast-y first impression, followed by whiff of ripe apple, apricots and pear skin.
    • Taste
      Oak spices and cumin after an initial sweetness, mostly raisins and a tinge of sugar-y strawberries. A whisper of tobacco and menthol too, as well as ginger, breakfast tea and a whisper of orange liqueur.
    • Finish
      Not unlike the taste, spicy and sweet notes linger for quite a while.

  2. BAR scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    On the nose: initially not as fruity and sweet as you might expect. there are some buttery notes; it reminds me of a bread and butter pudding, along with vanilla, coffee grounds and white chocolate. when opened the fruits emerge: foam of red berries, apricots, peaches and bananas.
    On the palate: This is multi-layered, with flavors that come and go everywhere. on the one hand it is very dessert-like, with apples, poached pear, buttery pastry and cream. There are hints of cinnamon, dates and raisins, the remnants of sherry and port, but only occasionally. then there are some memories of summer with honey, heather and a floral green that I can only attribute to the virgin oak. the finish leaves rich caramel, ginger, cocoa and a hint of cloves. it takes a splash of water, which helps to reveal more of the fruity notes, but it's not essential and comes at the cost of losing some of the oiliness.
    final balance, this is a fairly complex whisky. There's a lot going on, but if you get the time to open up, it sticks together nicely. for me this was a pleasure.

  3. dr.mad scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very interesting drink
    • Nose
      85 85
      this whisky smells like a grassy landscape that has been very warm for a very long time and then became very wet due to rain. a bit gluey
    • Taste
      99 99
      I could name a lot of adjectives but this whisky tastes like a wild west saloon. when I taste this whisky I feel more manly. highest score ever
    • Finish
      80 80
      the aftertaste is fine but not more than that

  4. Whiskyloon scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    This whisky was a great dram. Relatively sweet on the nose a bit of syrup, apple and a hint of spice.

    On the Palate you get more of the syrup and spice - excellently balanced and you wouldn’t guess it was 49% abv

    The Finish was medium, slightly fruity with honey.

  5. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This really is a pretty well-rounded malt, on the one hand it transitions from being this very bright tropical fruity nose to a very deep malty palate that is really complex and goes from a Crunchie bar to a more oak-y spiced cinnamon dusted apple tart of sorts.

    Certainly chalk this up to the various maturations that went into it, remember it has 40% Port, 35% ex-Bourbon, 20% Sherry and a final 5% unseasoned European Oak. So it really presents various facets that you don’t get with the core range, which typically go one dimensionally but at increasing loudness as it gets older.

    It is very well-balanced with nothing being too overpowering, it blends very well and there’s nothing that is thrown off beat here. The Sherry influence was a lot less than you’d expect and the tropical fruits that has come to be synonymous with Fettercairn is more on the nose than on the palate this time. But remember this is all about blending and pushing the envelope of what Fettercairn has to offer.

    There’s a lot to unpack with this malt so take your time with is and ration it and see what you find on subsequent nosings and sips. It needs some time to open up and you don’t really need to add water with it – it doesn’t do much.

    Worth it for sure! I had a great time with this!

    Link to review: https://88bamboo.co/blogs/the-bamboo-post/fettercairn-warehouse-2-batch-001
    • Nose
      Colour is amber, almost the colour of IPA beer.

      On the nose unmistakably Fettercairn! Laden with fresh tropical fruits, the you-gotta-eat-it-today kinda ripeness. Let’s sort through this proverbial fruit basket shall we?

      First we get the characteristic melons - the really deep orange honeydews, then there’s the more crunchy stuff, the white peaches and pears. You can almost hear that nice full crunch that you get when you take the first bite into one of them.

      On second nosing, now that our noses are properly awakened to this fruity cornucopia, we get more zingy pineapples and some Maraschino cherries. I presume this comes from the mix of Fettercairn’s fruity spirit coupled with the rich European Oak Sherry casks.

      There’s also this warm maltiness to it, almost like raisin bread batter or even rum and raisin ice cream. It’s a soft bready texture that brings in some vanilla and cocoa powder. The tartness from the Maraschino cherries mellows out its sharpness and lands at something of a tiramisu – creamy, coffee, zingy from the rum.

      It’s really a wonderful nose, something that evolves as you let it sit.
    • Taste
      Going in for a sip, on the palate, this whisky is fairly heavy, quite rich with a thicker body. Almost like a dessert wine. Initially what comes through is a honeyed sweetness, with the some milk and toffees. Kinda reminds me of a Crunchie bar, the one with honeycombs in it from Cadbury. It is very rich and almost chewy in fact.

      It really is a mouthful.

      It plays around with a whole swirl of layers, very multi-dimensional this one.

      You also get some poached pears and apple tarts, with a mellowed out base of caramel and a dusting of cinnamon and powdered sugar. Very much the work of the ex-Bourbon matured components.

      On a second sip, you kinda know what to expect at the forefront so we kinda wanna see what else is there. Beyond the Crunchie bar we initially got, there’s also a slight drying quality that helps to make sure it doesn’t get too cloying (or as we call it in Singapore, jelat).

      It allows the buttery texture to recede with some ginger, the kind you get poached in a herbal soup, as well as some dried raisins – all of which definitely coming from the Sherry casks.
    • Finish
      The finish comes very smoothly, a wonderful transition really, which leaves you with some caramel sweetness leftover from the initial palate, as well as a follow through from the poached ginger. It’s a mid-length finish and very warming with strong malty base notes.

      Water isn’t really necessary here, but a second sip definitely does help prepare the palate for this multi-layered malt.

  6. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: sherry, yeast, wine note, cinnamon, passion fruit, apricot

    Taste honey, nuts, nicely spicy, chocolate

    Medium-length, sweet, spicy finish

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh green apple, lemon, melon, some apricot, some honey, some caramel, earth, fresh wood, grain, hay,

      Unfortunately, the fruity is getting weaker and the caramel is getting stronger
    • Taste
      Apple, lemon, caramel, pepper

  8. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite nice. All the different casks work really well together, it’s very well balanced and it has the Fettercairn character all over it. A great addition to the range!
    • Nose
      Pears, acacia honey and oats. Vanilla too. Quickly followed by apricots and fresh oranges. A hint of Earl Grey tea. Caramel fudge and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Acacia honey again. Sweet raisins and vanilla. Followed by a hint of oranges. Red apples. Early Grey tea and a touch of maple syrup too. Some lovely spices, such as black pepper, cinnamon and a touch of ginger.
    • Finish
      Rather long with the same spices as on the palate, honey and raisins.

  9. DuncanC3 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Simply delicious. Very smooth and a lot of flavours in the atste and smells on the nose which work well together.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Melon, pear, honeycomb, vanilla and cereal
    • Taste
      90 90
      Goes from tangy to smooth once it's aired for a bit. I get creamy coffee, spice, buttery scones, ginger raisins, some pear
    • Finish
      86 86
      Cinnemon, pear, ginger, cereal. It's well balanced

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, sweet and fruity, pretty some power with a bit woody finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet and fruity, honey, berries, later on more ripe fruits. Then some grainy thing, like fresh baked bread.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Quite powerful. Sweet and fruity, honey, orange. A bit drying.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still pretty some power, sweet and fruity. Orange, honey, pretty long finish. Some wood.


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