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Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Dec 2014 11:23 am by RoyC
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Average value

€ 79,90

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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 1995 TWC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.03 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  To be honest I usually do not like the profile of the Fettercairn distillery (except for a very few 30+ years matured drams).  Nevertheless I try some new Fettercairn releases from time to time (but just samples) simply to check if things have changed - either at the distillery or with my tastebuds...

    The colour is pale gold and the texture shows late but fast legs and some fat tears.  The nose offers a grassy-herbal style with the typical cheesy Fettercairn aromas (that I do not like but here they are very light only and hence bearable).  Nevertheless it is not one of my favourite nosing profiles.  The initial mouthfeel is hot and not coating but with some adstringent moments (cold metals).  Not really good either.  The taste is sweet, grassy and rather simple.  To be honest, in a blind setting I would have guessed this dram is much younger at 10 to max 12 years.  The finish is of medium length and adds some minor bitter flavours (tannins) to the sweetness.  Water turns both the nose and the palate even more sweet without releasing new aromas.  Not sure if it is better when neat or reduced.

    So I am sure now that things did not change neither at Fettercairn distillery nor with my tastebuds - I simply do not like this profile...
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully integrated variety of flavors rather complex, great mouthfeel and just the right amount of alcohol. Pretty complete dram.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Beat me, but I find the class! :)
    • Nose
      Very strong and initially slightly dirty nose. A lot of malt and salt, a few fruit notes and then comes from below caramel. Becomes creamy fast and the fruits are more precise, slightly unripe red and green fruits, seems slightly artificial aromas. Is there some smoke? Yes I think so. Cowshed, but very defused. After a long time, it is much calmer in the glass, honey and some malt are very mild, but movement reverses the effect again, a lot of malt, silo, horse stable and unripe fruit. Warms again sweeter, honey and fruit acid, berries, again slightly artificial.
    • Taste
      Start is very sweet, lots of honey and oak with tart herbs right in front. No acid at all, pleasant creamy mouthfeel. There's also some menthol in the back. Will grow downright.
    • Finish
      In the finish, he is almost firm in the feeling he leaves in the mouth, relatively long, bitter and sweet notes hold nicely the balance, leaving behind a mouthfeel, which points to smoke, is very pleasant and a felt eternity remains.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    You do not recognize his 19 years in the tasting; he comes rather young and sprittig therefore. In the finish unfortunately very short and with bitter Taninnoten.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A little disappointed, the whole lack of greed. Original spicy profile. Honest.
    • Nose
      Nose rather greedy, a little woody, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, more "heavy" with alcoholic notes a little disturbing. Traces of bitter cocoa, slight acidity (blackcurrant)
    • Taste
      Quite powerful, a little sweet, spicy (pepper, cinnamon, curry), slightly creamy texture. But the rendering is a little "heavy", because of alcohol. Citrus notes, some vegetable traces.
    • Finish
      Wood, cinnamon, but little in the whole.

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    My first successful Fettercairn is a little rusty and neotosanny mute with sometimes inappropriate artificial tabletting motifs and hydrogen sulphide, but bright and interesting, not boring, for sure, by the degree of strangeness is close to Glen Scotia.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dried medicinal herbs, valerian, medical, tablet sweet, boiled vegetables - radish, turnips, potatoes; barnyard, mineral notes, hydrogen sulphide.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sharp, medical tablet notes, vitamins; peppery wave, creamy sweetness, boiled condensed milk, sulfur.
    • Finish
      Spicy, powerful, dry herbs, liqueur sweetness, boiled condensed milk, grapefruit and orange peel.

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sweet nose, pear and vanilla. Typical of Speyside.

    Palate: Vanilla, pear, slightly spicy, citric notes. Very classic.

    Finale: Sweet spices, light marzipan.

    Verdict: Ultra classic Speyside in bourbon cask. vanilla and sweet fruit, quickly disgusting.

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