A Duo of Fettercairns

Fettercairn Fior I hadn't and still haven't tried a lot of whisky from this distillery over the years, a stable mate of Jura and Dalmore this highland dram is a bit of a forgotten brother in some ways.

My good friend Adrian (@mynameisgone) sent me these samples of Fettercairn for which i am truely grateful.

I prefered the slightly smoky, malty Fior to the sweet and herby Fasque. I need to look out for more from this distillery at is certainly shows promise and i'm sure some age statement or independant bottlings will add different dimensions to this whisky.

Thanks to Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle for the samples.


Fettercairn Fasque

Fettercairn Fasque My good friend Adrian (@mynameisgone) sent me this sample of Fettercairn Fasque.

I hadn't and still haven't tried a lot of whisky from this distillery over the years, a stable mate of Jura and Dalmore this highland dram is a bit of a forgotten brother in some ways.

Named for a country estate near to the distillery, Fasque is the unpeated regular bottling from Fettercairn. It is bottled at 42%, is NAS and is perfectly drinkable, it's nothing spectacular but also not a "bad" whisky. I'm sure there are many drams i would have before it on a night of choice, but i certainly wouldn't refuse one if offered.

Fancy trying it yourself? it's a decent price at just over £30 over at The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle for the samples.

 

Lots and lots of malt in here with lots of fresh white bread like notes, with thorntons original toffees, with with touches of coriander and crushed cardamom seeds and some gentle toasted nuts

sweet and juicy, with lots of grape notes, sultanas and malt loaf and fresh white bread

sweet and with edges of almonds

Bottle Name: Fettercairn Fasque
Age: NAS
ABV: 42.00
Distiller: Fettercairn
Bottler: Fettercairn
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland


Fettercairn Fior

Fettercairn Fior My good friend Adrian (@mynameisgone) sent me this sample of Fettercairn Fior.

I hadn't and still haven't tried a lot of whisky from this distillery over the years, a stable mate of Jura and Dalmore this highland dram is a bit of a forgotten brother in some ways.

Fior means pure or true in Gaelic, and this no-age-statement bottling launched in summer 2010 is something of a rebirth for the much-maligned Fettercairn distillery. Described by the producers as tasting of dark chocolate, coffee beans and peat smoke, with nutmeg, mint, citrus fruits and truffle.

I prefered this over the Fasque as the smoke adds a subtle edge not there on it's little brother, and anything that has a little cigar smoke is good with me.

Fancy trying it yourself? it's a decent price at just under £40 over at The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle for the samples.

 

The nose begins all malty with lots of bitter soor plooms, with coffee beans and the smell of an unlit cigar. Some dark chocolate covered raisins and prunes add in here also.

a little smoky here, some gentle cigar smoke, with fruits and bitter chocolate in the background

sweet and smoky, with hints of soor plooms

Bottle Name: Fettercairn Fior
Age: NAS
ABV: 42.00
Distiller: Fettercairn
Bottler: Fettercairn
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland

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