Thursday, June 04, 2020


Whyte & Mackay, has today announced the launch of a new expression from its Highlands based Fettercairn Distillery.

Fettercairn 16 Year Old (46.4% ABV) has been produced using chocolate malted barley and matured in first fill American ex-bourbon casks, before being finished in sherry and port casks for a further two years.

Fettercairn 16 Year Old

This latest release which fills the gap between Fettercairn’s 12 and 28 Years Old core range bottlings, is said to showcase a specific maturation journey, designed to hero the distillery’s tropical style achieved from the distinctive copper cooling ring distillation process.

Fettercairn 16 Year Old, is the first of a number of new products set to be released this year, as the distillery looks to build on the positive response garnered by previous releases.

Commenting on the news, Kirsteen Beeston, Head of International Malts at Whyte and Mackay, said: “Since we launched the new-look Fettercairn two years ago, we’ve talked and listened to those across the full spectrum of the whisky community to understand what they think of our whiskies.  These new releases are testament to the importance of this feedback. Beginning with this wonderful 16 Years Old, we share how we shape our approach to whisky making and the stories that define Fettercairn.  We are confident that we are bringing single malts to market that will truly excite whisky drinkers and allow us to celebrate Fettercairn for the incredible single malt that it is.”

Fettercairn 16 Year Old, will initially be available exclusively from The Whisky Shop this month for a RRP of £69.99 - 70cl, before rolling out to other specialist retailers later this year. It will also be available through Global Travel Retail for a RRP of £80.00 – 1L.

Posted by Steve Rush