25th Anniversary of our boutique

25th Anniversary of our boutique

25th Anniversary of our boutique

25th Anniversary of our boutique

Fettercairn 40 Year Old
Fettercairn 40 Year Old



Fettercairn 40 Year Old

48.9% | 70CL

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Geographic location


Scotland, Highland

Product details

Distilled 23rd December 1977 and aged in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Apostoles Sherry Cask No.6.

Tasting notes

Honey, molasses, and ginger at first, overtaken by toffee apple, thick treacle, and sherry's. Liquorice and balsamic, balanced with citrus and raisin. Hints of toffee, honey, and Demerara sugar. A glorious finish of soft spice and tropical fruits.


The founder, Sir Alexander Ramsay was one of the Scottish landowners who campaigned to license Scotch Whisky distillation. In 1824, he was one of the first to apply for a license, and the Fettercairn distillery was opened. But despite Ramsay’s campaigning for regulation, he was a canny businessman, and he recruited illegal whisky makers to be his first stillmen. In the mid-1950s, the whiskymakers at Fettercairn experimented, seeking ways to create a purer expression of their spirit. They found that pouring water down the still cooled the copper, increasing condensation inside so only the lightest vapours could rise for collection. They fashioned a copper tube around the top of the still to continually douse it with water - an ingenious and practical solution which remains unique in Scotch whisky-making to this day.

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