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Overall rating
86.47/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
5th Anniversary Pangalactic Whiskyblasters
Market
de Germany
Added on
29 Apr 2017 5:56 pm by Babelfisch42
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210.00

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Whisky Reviews for Fettercairn 1988 TWA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.47 points

  1. SilvanoS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is an interesting Whisky that needs some time to discover.
    • Nose
      At first it's a bit shy. I get some caramel and vanilla notes, with aereation it opens up. Then something sweet appears like cooked strawberries, then it gets more herbal, very nice.
    • Taste
      The taste is on the herbal and spicy side. The sweetness from the nose disappeared completely.
    • Finish
      The finish is coherent to the taste. It's medium long, herbal and dry.

  2. edhunter15 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    For 29 years, the malt was allowed to ripen in a hoghshead and was therefore able to develop pleasant, bright fruit notes and interesting herbaceous and essential wood notes. However, after such a long maturation period, I have hoped for a bit more complexity and depth that I appreciate with many other older ex-bourbon whiskys with their sweet mash and vanilla flavors. This whisky is fun, but also shows that age is not everything.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, the Fettercairn shows very sweet, light fruit notes (young white wine, sweet pineapple juice, lychee), some vanilla, a typically dry ex-bourbon oak note and an adhesive note reminiscent of marzipan. Over time, the woody notes also develop slightly grassy herbal aromas, so that the malt is reminiscent of grappa or very mild gentian.
    • Taste
      As already announced in the nose, here change the herbaceous oak with sweet pineapple and dry lime flavors. In addition a slightly cooling and ethereal caraway note develops.
    • Finish
      The essential caraway seed persists into the finish and is complemented by a bit of dry Wurzelholt, grated lemon zest and slightly tart citrus notes, as they are often found in certain IPAs.

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