Set in the wilds of the untamed Eastern Highlands at the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, Fettercairn begins life in an isolated location that’s allowed this Scotch whisky to hone its own distinctive taste and characteristics uninterrupted over time.
First established in 1824, Fettercairn whisky was just the second legal distillery to open following the Excise Act of 1823, and it’s seen its own fair share of troubles and obstacles over the years too, namely a fire which meant that the distillery had to be rebuilt and the subsequent financial woes.
These days, Fettercairn whiskies are hugely popular and are heralded by many as a simple yet brilliant example of a single malt whisky. On the nose, you’ll take in plenty of zesty lemons, orchard fruits and even a hint of mint. Move to the palate and Fettercairn is well-rounded, with notes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spice, milky chocolate and creamy coffee, all finished with the smoothness of vanilla which gives way to more minty, orchard flavours.