Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Whyte & Mackay, has today announced the 2023 release of its Fettercairn 18 Year Old.

Fettercairn 18 Year Old (46.8% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was initially matured in American white oak casks, before being finished in 100% Scottish oak barrels, sourced from the Scottish Highlands.

Fettercairn 18 Year Old

Created by Whyte & Mackay’s whisky maker Gregg Glass, Fettercairn 18 Year Old launched in 2022, and is the Highlands based whisky brands first expression to be finished in locally sourced Scottish oak.

This latest release is said to be the complete embodiment of Fettercairn’s values and their commitment to the future of progressive, flavour led, whisky making. This expression is both innovative in style and substance and celebrates what makes Fettercairn different, from their unusual tropical house style – achieved by the unique copper cooling ring distillation – to their future-focussed approach to local sourcing.

Fettercairn 18 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of sugared almonds, baking spices, passionfruit and guava on the nose. Followed by notes of exotic syruped fruits, patisserie sugars, brioche, spices, berries, cacao and vanilla on the palate.

Commenting on its inaugural launch last year, Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker, said: “Fettercairn 18 is a culmination of an approach to whisky making I have developed across a number of years. It reflects the dedication not just of myself, but of our partners ‘from Forest to Field’, who each played a role in rekindling the skills required to harvest Scottish Oak. At Fettercairn we are passionate about the potential of Scottish Oak and the unique flavour characteristics it offers to the whisky maker.”

Limited in quantities, Fettercairn 18 Year Old will be available next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £200.00.


Posted by Steve Rush