As its fourth annual limited-edition release, Fettercairn has launched a 16-Year-Old single malt whisky finished in Port casks.
The 2023 Fettercairn 16-Year-Old single malt Scotch was first matured in ex-Bourbon casks for 14 years, followed by two years in ex-tawny Port pipes from the Douro Valley. Bottled at 46.4% ABV, the whisky delivers aromas of tropical fruit complemented by hints of berries, rich cacao, and sugared almonds. The palate delivers notes of blackberries and raspberries, accompanied by plum, ginger cake, cherry, and warm aged oak spice.
The inspiration for this release came from Fettercairn’s own garden, where blackberries and raspberries grow. Distillery manager Stewart Walker aimed to blend fruit notes with the distillery’s distinctive tropical fruit style.
The new release marks the first time the brand has focused on using Port pipes, instead of its usual combination of Port and Sherry, as with previous releases.
Just 24,000 bottles of the 2023 Fettercairn 16-year-old Finished in Port Casks will be available beginning this month for £82 ($100 USD) per 700ml bottle, from specialist whisky retailers in key markets including the UK, France, and Germany. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In June, Fettercairn unveiled the 2023 edition of its 18-year-old limited-edition single malt whisky. Last year, the Whyte & Mackay-owned brand released the first edition of the Scotch as well as a 16-year-old limited-edition.