Fettercairn unveils second small batch release

Whyte & Mackay has revealed the second whisky from its Fettercairn Warehouse Collection, a single malt matured in ex-American rye and ex-Bourbon barrels.

The new Warehouse 2, Batch No.002 was released after the ‘overwhelming success’ of the inaugural whisky from Fettercairn’s Warehouse Collection. The Warehouse Collection uses ‘unusual and interesting’ casks to create small batch, limited releases. The second bottling in the range showcases the Highland distillery’s 14 dunnage warehouses. The spirit was distilled in 2009 and matured in a combination of first-fill ex-American rye barrels and first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels. To create the whisky, 29 casks were hand-selected from Warehouse 2, which combines high humidity with a fairly cool and temperate environment. The resulting liquid highlights the distillery’s tropical style, with sweetness and soft spice on the nose and layers of tropical and citrus fruits. Gregg Glass, whisky maker at Whyte and Mackay, said: “This second release takes us on a deep dive into further exploration of the unique Fettercairn flavour, as we have bottled spirit matured in ex-American rye barrels, allowing us to show a more experimental side to our approach. “I never cease to be inspired and enthralled by the diversity and quality of the amazing stock we have in our warehouses, and this itself creates a brilliant canvas to work from. "The more I discover, the more excited I get about just what we can do as we continue to create exceptionally refined whiskies and offer something truly unexpected and different.” Limited to 6,000 bottles, the expression sits at 48.5% ABV. Fettercairn Warehouse 2, Batch No.002 will be available to buy for RRP £55 (US$75) from select specialist outlets this week. It will launch in key global markets including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France. Last month, Whyte & Mackay partnered with artist Rob Mulholland to mark the expansion of its Scottish Oak Programme.