Limited to 3,600 bottles, this first release brings together five different cask styles all filled back in 2010 and matured in warehouse 2. The conditions in this warehouse – high humidity combined with a relatively cool and temperate environment – leave their mark on the maturing spirit and give it a distinct identity.
Fettercairn credits the ‘guardianship of the distillery team’ and the passion and drive of their whisky makers in bringing this collection to fruition, through their work in exploring, uncovering and discovering some of the distillery’s finest spirits. The new release has been guided by ‘the spirit of discovery’, according to the distillery, and this is an ethos they aim to convey across the whole experience.
Whisky maker Gregg Glass commented: “For some time, I’ve wanted to share the secrets and treasures which lie within our unique dunnage warehouses at Fettercairn. We've had the opportunity to create something quite special with this new collection that celebrates the treasure trove of beautiful casks we have at Fettercairn. I’m looking forward to whisky drinkers discovering these for themselves.”
Bottled at a higher strength of 49.7% ABV to preserve the distillery character, Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No. 001 has been crafted using hand-selected first-fill American and European oak casks. This assortment includes unseasoned casks and sherry seasoned butts from Vasyma, sherry barrels from Tevasa, ex-Bourbon barrels and Port Pipes.
Celebrating the distillery’s tropical style, achieved from the distinctive copper cooling ring distillation process, the new release promises an ‘intriguing and rewarding experience’; drinkers can expect a variety of fruit on the nose and palate, with some spice and cinnamon to taste.
Fettercairn Warehouse 2, Batch No.001 will initially launch in the UK via The Whisky Shop from 1st March, at an RRP of £55. Wider UK distribution will commence from mid-March and into other key markets including the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France during March. The Collection’s 2nd release will be available later in 2021.