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Overall rating
85.40/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
07.12.1988
Bottled
03.06.2016
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1996
Number of bottles
261
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Aug 2016 3:52 pm by RoyC
UncoloredChillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 121.32

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13 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 1988 SV

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.40 points

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He is extremely delicious with its sweet aspects. However, better keep your fingers away from the water dilution.
    • Nose
      Sweet pear, floating in solvent. After a while he gets a bit drier, spicier. Cherry wood (no idea how to get this association). And then comes the part for the sweet tooth among us: rice pudding with cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Much later slight floral notes. It gets spicier with a little water.
    • Taste
      Sweet. I seem to drink the rice pudding with strong vanilla. Later he becomes more bitter and stimulates the salivation. The alcohol has a lot of power and warms pretty much, but is still within the tolerable.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long and still shows nutty nuances. With water, however, the whisky loses a lot of bite.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Meaty [bacon], BBQ blueberries [one for the cookbook] and Worcester sauce notes - seemingly coming from the cask charring.
    T: Starts with vegetal tomato/tamari and moving to Oxo cubes with a buttery textural development.
    F: Buttery malt chocolate with no shortage of mineral/sulphur notes.
    C: We know what it means when we read/write of a malt as ’interesting’. In this case, interesting is accompanied by fabulous. It’s a heavy malt though, not one that will suit all palates. Without doubt one of the surprise hits of the Whisky Exchange show 2016, but one where rookies may struggle.

    Scores a B+

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