Fettercairn 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 7 December 2018
The Fettercairn whisky distillery is located near the River Esk in the Eastern Highlands. At the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, Fettercairn sits in Fettercairn. There are no other Scotch distilleries nearby. Fettercairn distillery was founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsay, who licensed it a year later.
In 1830, Sir Alexander sold the distillery to Sir John Gladstone. His son, William Ewart Gladstone would be Prime Minister on four occasions over the course of the 19th century. During that time, he would not only legalize the selling of bottled whisky to the public, but also remove the Malt Tax.
A fire in 1887 almost completely destroyed the distillery and it did not reopen until 1890. Fettercairn closed in 1912 and production did not recommence until 1939 when Associated Scottish Distillers bought the distillery. Today, Fettercairn distillery produces light, balanced whiskies, the only official bottling being a 12 year-old. Fettercairn was purchased by Whyte and Mackay in the 1970s.
Fettercairn 12 Year Old (40%) – One of four new Fettercairn expressions to be launched in August 2018, the Fettercairn 12 Year Old single malt scotch whisky was intended to embody the distillery’s floral and exotic fruit-driven character. It was matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks.
You can see my simple tasting of this whisky on my YouTube channel here: