Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB207581
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alistair Walker Whisky Company (AWWC)
Bottling serie
Infrequent Flyers
Vintage
05.09.2007
Bottled
12.2021
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1823
Number of bottles
622
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Release No. 70
Added on
06 apr 2022 10:41 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 112.82

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29 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Fettercairn 2007 AWWC

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.89 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    UPDATE [04/10/22]:

    What a difference 4 months make! Having tried the Fettercairn in May, let’s see how I find it in October after a flight of official Fettercairn the day before in the shape of the 12, 16, 18 & 22yo.

    C: Sure, there is a large oloroso drive, but contrary to my first visit, Fettercairn’s unique distillery character is intact under that lovely clean if wet[ish] cask. Bravo [Mr Walker Jr] for bringing a glossy Fettercairn to the stage. Perhaps it improved a little with time in glass? I’d like to think so.

    Rescores 86 points

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very decent whisky, but not something extraordinary.
    Despite the delicate notes of peppery and bitter taste, very smooth and easily digestible. Alcohol well hidden, with a great aftertaste of dark chocolate at the end.
    What do I miss in it?
    Maybe not enough fruity accents. It's definitely worth a try.
    • Nose
      86 86
      sweet, floral, flower meadow, honey, varnish, red berries, a bit of caramel
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, earthy, well-baked bread crust, dates, raisins, slightly spicy, cherry syrup
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium, slightly peppery, prunes, a bit of peat, wet earth, warming end with a hint of dark chocolate with chili

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/08/16/spotlight-on-infrequent-flyers/

    N: The 20-month finish in an oloroso puncheon speaks more like PX at first, given what the cask [and previous contents] has imparted. With all the usual nosing suspects, you can tell what this is going to be like without even tasting it. 
    T: Distillery-irrelevant sherry-delivered malt,… walnut liqueur etc. This is all about the [very decent] cask.
    F: Slightly dry fruity-fusty gacky,… [sour] cream finish.
    C: Nice enough, but it’s another reason you might want to consider exploring more aged sherry.

  4. DimiIkon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: July 2022
    • Nose
      Floral, sweet nectar, foam banana and a clear alcohol.
    • Taste
      Mild despite its 55%. Sweet fruits and banana candies, sweet esters.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, with sweet esters, balsa wood, dry sherry and some herbs.

  5. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. BunnaMan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  7. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Tucto scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    First sherry matured Fettercairn I've ever tasted. Honestly I haven't tried many Fettercairns before and it has always been an indie so far. This definitely wasn't bad, really interesting but I'm discovering that I may prefer bourbon maturation compared to sherry so I'm glad that I haven't bought a full bottle.
    Tasted this only as a sample. Haven't considered price for the full bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Black currants, blueberry juice, dried chilli, dried ham, cinnamon. Boxed cranberry juice, cooked cranberry sauce. Not that sweet on the nose, a bit more savoury. Cherry tomato skins. Red bell pepper. Water makes some of the more vegetal notes disappear and brings out more of the sweet notes. Maybe some vanilla hidden in the background. Pine tree forrest in the summer. There's definitely more to this nose that I can't quite pinpoint.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Beef jerky. Black currants again. Juicy dram for sure. Black walnut. Maybe some baking spice. Definitely well manered dram, even without water at cask strength not that "sharp" on the palate. Red grapes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Just continues from the taste, juicy as well. Again that beef jerky aftertaste whith some cranberry juice. Now some fruit sugars seem to come forward.

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