Overall rating
Single Malt
spiritscorner (sc)
Bottling serie
Spirits of Humanity
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Batch #001
Added on
12 Oct 2015 3:19 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 1997 sc

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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  2. Dramlicious scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A well-balanced yet complex Fettercairn with an absolute lovely sweetness. I still can’t believe that it was bottled at cask strength so well is the alcohol integrated. Altogether, a very fine selected cask!

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    • Nose
      The light, gentle and smooth aroma reminds me of an early summer day. I’m sitting at a wooden table in the middle of a summer meadow, enjoying a big portion of Williams pears in vanilla pudding. The nose is so lovely, that I have to take a second look at the label to make sure that its indeed bottled at cask strength because there is no sign of the high alcohol strength whatsoever.
    • Taste
      Sweet and punchy at the same time, but the high strength is very good integrated. The sweetness of white honey is well balanced by the spiciness of white pepper. A whiff of vanilla envelopes the palate. It then moves on with the slight citrus bitterness of lemons strewn with brown sugar. Gets dryer towards the end while a good portion of oak kicks in.
    • Finish
      Long and drying with a slight bitterness coming from the oak. Sugar and cinnamon followed by something that reminds me of some herbal bitter liqueur.

  3. Zuphael scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Notes from Spirits Corner: We humans, we are a people of contrasts, in each of us lies the darkness as well as the possibility to accomplish the most wonderful. The series "Spirits of Humanity" is at the beginning and wants to take us on a journey through different flavors with which we can do good things almost casually. Hardly any whisky would come to mind as much as Fettercairn's. Not only does the distillery have a unicorn in the logo, but it is also a fairly old distillery spared from any hype, it may stand for the polar opposite like the mythical creature, symbolizing the process of change of the people. The drop from the Highlands, which found its way to us in cask strength, does not hide its straw-yellow hue behind sugar couleur, no, it boasts the bright color of its eighteen-year-old age, which makes it appear almost transparent in the glass, depending on the perspective. Mythical creatures are not easy to grasp. Once the drop is released from the bottle, it flatters the nose slightly tingling with notes of creamy blossom honey and gentle pear. One is seduced right after the first smell to rush into it and let it romp in the mouth. Who does this will be surprised, because he hits with his full body and the whole 58.1% Vol. If this is the case, please do not be put off, it tastes like untamed freedom. With the second sip you are already more open and will guess the finer flavors here as well. At first you will probably feel reminded of spicy herbs, but it has more to taste, for example, the sensational honey aroma which was just in the nose and wants to accompany us now, long beyond the strong and warm finish. Or the delicate caramel vanilla note that dares to cautiously from the background. He offers so much to explore, you should take the opportunity, because when you last had the opportunity to look at a unicorn up close?


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