Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch 2 48.5% ABV

fettercairn warehouse 2 batch 2
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This whisky is crafted from a hand picked selection of 1st fill ex-American Rye barrels and 1st fill ex-Bourbon barrels; filled with spirit that flowed from the Fettercairn stills in 2009, and bottled in 2021.


Appearance

I’d say a little lighter than the batch 1, lighter than mid gold for me, with a thickening swirl line and a few slow thick legs. #thewhiskeychaps

Nose

Yes the rye is evident, there is also a sweetness that comes with it. Lemon and green apple skin again, a little foresty too, that evergreen boughs thing. More wood this time and it’s a little dusty now. #thewhiskeychaps

Palate

The mouthfeel is good again, and this is a little spicier, definitely rye, and it’s cigar leaves, dark shag tobacco, dunnage, ryvitas, mocha, and hot chocolate with ginger and blood orange zest. #thewhiskeychaps

Finish

Longer than batch 1, and the mouthfeel thickens further, tropical fruits, mixed with lovely spices, leaning towards mince pie filling, bitter lemon again, and those darker notes from the palate. #thewhiskeychaps

My thoughts

We tasted the first three batches of the Warehouse 2 series from Fettercain whisky, a range iv’e been very keen to explore as in general i really enjoy Fettercairn whisky. I have to say that i really enjoyed this bottling, @whiskytip said he thought i would, and he was spot on to be honest.

The Warehouse 2 range has produced bottlings made from different cask marriages each time, it shows the versatility of the whisky, and this bottling has been put together so well in my opinion. Lots of aromas and flavours, great development, and the Rye casks bringing that lovely spicy leading to slightly bitter chocolate thing. I love this bottling and would definitely have a bottle in my whisky cupboard.


A big thank you goes out to our Twitter whisky friends Duncan, Jack and Ben, @whiskytip, @scotchjak, and @WhiskyWithMolly for the samples, for joining us for the tasting, and the use of their tweets from that tasting. Duncan, Jack and Ben, as well as us, can be followed on twitter using the buttons below.

Bottle image courtesy of The Whisky World.

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