Whisky Advent Calendar day 15 - Fettercairn Fior

Whisky Advent Calendar day 15 : Fettercairn Fior

Half the month is gone ! Unfortunately, this Advent calendar doesn’t even goes until the end of December. What a shame :-(

Fettercairn Fior. This is totally unknown to me honestly. The distillery is apparently owned by Whyte & Mackay, which is also the owner of Jura (yesterday’s dram) and Dalmore (day 5 dram).

I like the bottle design, though I hope they haven’t put any caramel coloring inside… can’t find the info online.

Let’s discover how it taste.

Whisky Advent Calendar day 15 - Fettercairn Fior

Name: Fettercairn Fior
Owner: Whyte & Mackay Ltd
Distillery: Fettercairn
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
ABV: 42%
Bottle size: 3cl

Colour: Dark amber

Nose: Spicy and sweet on butterscotch, grape, cacao and coffee. Quite powerful actually, it fills up your nose. The background is loaded with pepper, a bit of cinnamon and some wood smoke.

Palate: Powerful despite it being only 42%. Heavy notes of coffee and black chocolate, then it continues on oranges, lemons and grapefruits zest in a lighter way.

Finish: Short on black chocolate and coffee.

Overall: Not really convinced, but I guess it depends on the price (haven't checked). The nose was quite nice, but the palate is missing complexity and the finish is just too short.

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