Fettercairn 30 Year Old
Many thanks to Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky who shared his official sample of Fettercairn 30 year old with myself.
Fettercairn is one of Scotlands oldest distilleries dating back to 1824 and this 30 year old is one of the oldest official bottlings released.
It's a vrey nice and very drinkable dram, theres a complexity and lots of great flavours of fruit, spice, oak, and even parma ham in there that make it very drinkable, although i would like to have seen it with a bit more than 43.3% ABV to give it some punch.
You can pick up a bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies to give it a try.
Light malt loaf and sorrel loaf come through first, then honeydew melon balls wrapped in Parma ham, some rich tea biscuits, gentle watery syrup, something waxy and oily and new oak furniture and hints of wood spice and tree sap
Sweet and juicy honeydew melon with malted loaf and digestive biscuits, crushed nutmeg and wood spice with waxy lemons coated in toasted breadcrumbs
Sweet lemongrass toasted breadcrumbs and melon balls