Fettercairn adds to Warehouse Collection

by Melita Kiely

Whyte & Mackay-owned Fettercairn Distillery has released the fourth instalment in its Warehouse Collection.

Fettercairn’s Warehouse Collection aims to showcase ‘hidden gems’ from the distillery’s 14 dunnage warehouses. Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No. 004 was aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and re-charred Hungarian wine oak casks. The whisky has been bottled at 48.8% ABV without caramel colouring or chill filtration. Tasting notes include aromas of Madagascan vanilla, poached pears and cracked pepper, leading to flavours of toffee, honey and nuttiness. Drinkers may also find notes of passion fruit, sweet oak wood and soft spice. Gregg Glass, master whisky maker, said: “At Fettercairn we have had an opportunity to take a different perspective on whisky making. The ingenuity of our unique copper cooling ring produces a brilliant and tropical new make spirit. “Each warehouse is unique too, which allows myself – as whisky maker – to play with the influence on the whisky as it matures. “Our Warehouse Collection offers a window into the unconventional approach that we take here at Fettercairn. In many ways we are still exploring different aspects of Fettercairn’s tropical distillery character. “Each experiment we lay down plays with the balance of nature, nurture and the character of each unique warehouse. BatchNo.004 is a one-off expression that showcases Fettercairn in a new, unexpected way, which we hope will delight admirers of our distillery.” The whisky will be available in markets worldwide, including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France from September. Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No. 004 will be priced at RRP £60 (US$69). In August, Whyte & Mackay unveiled the 2022 limited edition bottling of its Fettercairn 16 Years Old single malt whisky.