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
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