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Fettercairn Fior

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JReview by @Jason0142

22nd Aug 2012

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Been looking at getting this for a while, due to both hearing good things about it and it been a distillery I've never heard of. Bottle looks great as well.

Nose: considering it's bottled at the relatively low strength of 42% the nose is quite punchy, has a big hit of sherry, with stewed fruits and fig, some good flavours of creamy expresso and dark chocolate shavings, cocoa powder and a touch of earthy peat hiding up the back.

Palate: very smooth in the mouth, big waves of creamy coffee and melted dark chocolate, some burnt orange peels, the sherry oak is here as well bringing a nice deep fruitiness with it, a note of soft dark peat-smoke runs though the palate in the background as well as some desert spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) maybe a hint of clove spice as well.

Finish: Gets dry on the finish, strong notes of oak, salted caramel and toffee, the desert spices carry over from the palate and fade into the finish, some gentle smoke is detectable as well.

Considering you can get this for a very cheap price I'm quite impressed. I'd recommend everyone give this little known distiller a go. This cheap little bottle is totally worth it imo.

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4 comments

@Wills
Wills commented

Thx for the review. Never heard of Fettercairn so far. Just read that they were the second distillery getting a official licence (after Glenlivet). That dram sounds quite yummy! It's on my wishlist now :)

9 years ago 0

Jason0142 commented

Yeh I'd never heard of them until recently ether. Normally 95% of their whisky goes into blends so they don't release many single malt bottles. They really should bottle more of their own whisky, this one was really nice.

9 years ago 0

@olivier
olivier commented

I found the Fettercairn Fior really syrupy, what I would imagine that the Honey Whisky Liqueurs would taste like (if I ever tasted it ;-)

Maybe I'll try it again.

9 years ago 0

Jason0142 commented

@oliver, kind of agree that it is a little liqueur like, still taste's great imo. Still I think it's a steal considering it's price and quality, this is a distillery that deserves a bit more recondition then it currently has.

9 years ago 0

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