Friday, December 10, 2021


Whyte & Mackay, has announced the launch of its latest annual limited-edition 16 Year Old bottling, from its Fettercairn Distillery.

Fettercairn 16 Year Old – 2021 Edition (46.4% ABV) is the second bottling in the series, which is said to showcase different types of maturation, designed to hero the distillery’s tropical style, achieved from their distinctive copper cooling ring distillation process.

Fettercairn 16 Year Old - 2021 Edition

This latest release from the Highlands based distillery, unites both Sherry-matured and Sherry-finished casks, to create a truly refined, balanced yet classic combination of rare Fettercairn and Sherry styles.  The hand-selected casks from a small, family run Bodega in Jerez include first fill Oloroso, refill Oloroso and  first fill aged Palo Cortado Sherry butts.

Commenting on the launch, Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker at Whyte & Mackay, said: “This one-off Fettercairn 16 Years Old limited edition was borne from fully-matured Sherry casks combined with hand-selected, rare and old, Oloroso and Palo Cortado Sherry butts. For me, this was about retaining the natural beauty and balance of our Fettercairn tropical house style while elevating the pure beauty and refinement of select, aged Palo Cortado and Oloroso casks. Combining these elements allow us to share another aspect and dimension to our truly unique warehouse stocks at Fettercairn.”

Fettercairn 16 Years Old – 2021 Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £79.00.

Posted by Steve Rush