Fettercairn 28 years old (D.1988 B.2017) Signatory Vintage/ 51,4%/ –
Signatory Vintage founded in 1988 by Andrew and Brian Symington is one of the leading independent whisky bottling companies. On every cask strength bottling the Symingtons always include much appreciated information – the cask number, date of distillation and bottling and number of bottles filled. Fettercairn presented here, part of the prestigious Cask Strength Collection, comprises whisky distilled on December 7, 1988 and aged in hogshead no. 2037, for 28 years. Bottled at natural strength of 51.% abv on November 8, 2017, just a month before its 29th Birthday, with an outrun of 203 bottles.
Nose: bunch of dried flowers, hay, vanilla, honey, toffee, apples, peaches, cinnamon, white pepper, hints of candle wax and oak.
Palate: slightly waxy, vanilla, milk chocolate, banana bread, baked apples, quince jelly, salted caramel, pepper and quite pleasant oaky bitterness.
Finish: medium long, with notes of pepper, vanilla, honey, apples, oak and hints of hay.