The Warehouse Collection uses “unusual and interesting” casks to create small batch, limited releases. Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No.002 showcases the Highland distillery’s 14 dunnage warehouses.
Distilled in 2009, the single malt was 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 whisky highlights the distillery’s tropical style, with sweetness and soft spice on the nose. The palate delivers layers of tropical and citrus fruits, complemented by sweet, warming richness and rounding off with cacao and coffee notes.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to our first small batch release,” said Gregg Glass, whisky maker at Whyte and Mackay. “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.”
Bottled at 48.5% ABV, just 6,000 bottles of the Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No.002 will be made available. It is priced at £55 ($75 USD) and can be found in specialist outlets in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France.
For more information, head over to Fettercairn’s official website.