Fettercairn’s Latest Single Malt Showcases The Distillery’s Tropical Style

By Allyson Nichols / August 29, 2021

Scotland’s Fettercairn Distillery recently unveiled a new bottling in its Warehouse Series that showcases the treasures of its 14 dunnage warehouses.

Matured in a combination of first fill ex-American rye barrels and first fill ex-bourbon barrels, Warehouse 2 Batch No.002 showcases what’s described as the distillery’s tropical style achieved from the distinctive copper cooling ring distillation process

Bottled at 48.5% ABV, it is both of natural color and non-chill filtered. It leads with sweetness and soft spice on the nose and excites the palate with layers of tropical and citrus fruits, complemented by sweet, warming richness and rounding off with cacao and coffee notes, according to official tasting notes.

Fettercairn Warehouse 2, Batch No.002

Fettercairn Warehouse 2, Batch No.002 (image via Fettercairn)

29 casks were hand selected to create this single malt, specially chosen from Warehouse 2, where what’s said to be high humidity combined with a relatively cool and temperate environment has its influence on the spirit.

“We were overwhelmed by the response to our first small batch release.  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,” Whisky maker Gregg Glass said in a prepared statement.

“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.”

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With a limited amount of 6,000 bottles available for a retail price of £55 ($74.94 USD), Warehouse 2 Batch No.002 is available through special retailers in key global markets including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France. Official tasting notes can be found below.

  • Natural Colour: Beautiful rays of warm golden barley.
  • Nose: Sweet honey, sugared almonds and soft spices married with tropical fruit notes and sweet vanilla.
  • Taste: A wonderful myriad of flavours dance on the palate. Layers of tropical and citrus fruits are balanced by complex yet harmonised notes of sweet cassia bark, moist ginger cake and warming maple syrup. Light cacao notes then emerge alongside roasted Arabica coffee beans in a robust but refined expression that embraces both the beauty of our spirit and the finest influenced of hand- selected American oak casks.