Fettercairn (the town) is home to Fettercairn (the distillery), and it has been since 1824. They use an inventive method of making a lighter style of spirit - when they’re collecting the middle cut, the run cool water (not the fragrance) along the outside of the still’s neck, which increases reflux, resulting in a lighter spirit. Science in action. The chaps on the label of our Fettercairn appear to be judging cairns. Looks like one of them likes the larger one.
Nose: Yellow plum, pear, warm gingerbread, honeyed barley, a little cut grass underneath
Palate: Bramley apple, sweet custard and fresh oranges. Winter spice, hazelnuts and a little toffee.
Finish: A hint of raspberries is present in a good-length finish.