Day 10 and we are back in Scotland, Heading from the border toward Aberdeenshire and into the Eastern Highlands to the Fettercairn distillery..
Founded back in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsay who was in fact one of the first landowners who campaigned for the introduction of a licensed trade, he therefore was also one of the first to be granted a license to produce alcohol legally..
Once he had obtained his license got the Fettercairn Distillery he went on to employ some of the illegal whisky producers to make his whisky, after all they had the knowledge already so no training would be needed..
Today things are all above board and some of the whisky is quite exceptional, with the additions of a new Fettercairn 40 year old and 50 year old that have recently been added to the core range the Fettercairn distillery is certainly doing its best to become a more common name with the whisky drinkers around the world..
Todays review therefore is again one that I have been looking forward to trying having just recently tried the new core range. The bottle in question is of course another offering from the award winning That Boutiquey Whisky Company who love to give us funky labels and exceptional whisky and hopefully today’s offering will be no different..
This Fettercairn 21 year old, batch 3 from That Boutiquey Whisky Company is a release of 669 bottles with an Abv of 48.6%, bottles naturally with no colour or chill filtration..
Nose.. A bowl full of fresh fruit salad with syrup and all those natural sugars is what you get instantly from this one, Fresh apple peel, orange segments, pear, pineapple, a hint of peach too.. Then before you know it there are soft spices developing with fresh baked gingerbread men, cinnamon and a soft chocolate note in the background..
Palate.. Certainly more spicy on the tongue with the ginger showing up first but it’s more like ginger root now, a slap of cinnamon then the fruity side starts to muscle in, still fresh fruits rather than dried but there is also a touch of citrus bitterness..
Finish.. Spices and a touch of sweetness..
Thoughts.. This is very much in line with the official bottlings I tried recently, very fruity with an underlying ginger theme running through the range..
With a retail price of £67.95 from Master of Malt then this 21 year old seems to be a bit of a bargain ( ssshhh keep it to yourself though )
This Fettercairn 21 year old, Batch 3 – That Boutiquey Whisky Company is again from the 2018 Christmas Advent Calendar..