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Fettercairn Distillery
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Interesting and informative.

Bit off with no one in reception\till. Apparently only two staff on, one doing your and other in... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Interesting and very good

A group of four of us turned up during the shutdown period and was shown around by Rob. Very... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We made the trip of about an hour to Fettercairn from Aberdeen - the time at the distillery was very enjoyable but the village itself was a sparkling silver lining. The distillery tour was well done, friendly and informative with the opportunity to taste and learn. We loved it. We spent probably a little less than an hour there. But Fettercairn itself is just a delight with an interesting history including an incognito visit by Albert and Victoria. It has a unique charm and we enjoyed some time over a coffee while there. All visually beautiful - a lovely way to spend a few hours.

Thank Luv2traveloz
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Visited from Aberdeen - about 30 minutes drive. The distillery works 24 hours a day and for £3.50 per adult and under 18s free you get a guided tour of the distillery and a wee dram (for the over 18s only!).
It was quite when we visited so we had a personal tour with one of the guides who was very informative. We didnt realise that whisky making involved so many stages. Well worth a visit and we combined with a trip to Balmakewan Farm Shop Tea Room in Marykirk for lunch.

Thank Sharsco
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Me and my wife loves Fettercairn whisky therefore visited here for our Honey Moon last summer.
(all the way from Japan)

As a whisky mania, this distillery is very famous for the cascading potstill refering the Unicorn which is the Crest of the Ramsay Family.

We have appllied the Manager tour and therefore Distillery Manager David has guided us around every place. I was astonished to see the actual the potstill and it was a true beauty, yes the best I've ever seen!(It was a silent season but he put the cascade on for us to see. Thx David!)

(We've also learnt that Fettercairn village is also famous for being flooded by the mountain waters which you will never read on whisky books)

There was three tasting (most of the output goes to the blends so there are not many releases)

First one given before walking the distillery was the FIOR, which is a limited release which may still be able to purchase in Japan(and my favorite).

The last two were the Distillery Exclusives which are so so lovely. Vatting young peaty ones and old matured one together to create the best balance in cask strength is so wonderful.

You'll get the nattiness and earthiness with riped orange and non-marinical peat smokiness spledding into your plate in elegant manner. I only bought one but I should have bought more...

My personal opinion, whisky is not just the grace of time (waiting for maturation) but the art of vatting so therefore I think Fettercairn single malt with no age statement should be one of the goals all whisky must aim for.

Well this article may sound more like an whisky tasting notes, but the location of the distillery is beautiful and the distillery itself is painted white with the pure unicorn drawn of the wall which characterise this whisky and is so elegant. (I think the most elegant distillery in the world!)

For whisky mania, this place is a must visit and exclusive whisky is a must buy!
(Forget all about the J.M's bible)

Slainte mhor!

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Turning up around lunch time on a Monday unsurprisingly the Distillery was quiet, yet we were met with a welcome ?Christine as a tourguide who happily took the three of us on a tour straight away. Interesting to see the distillery in working mode, and lovely to receive such a personal experience. Needless to say the whiskey tasting went well and therefore money well spent in the small gift shop. A lovely wee village and great value for money - a must if in the area!

1  Thank lmp8475
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Bit out of the way (originally to escape the attention of the excisemen) but a very picturesque distillery with very friendly & helpful staff - we were made very welcome. For my money this is also one of Scotland's best whiskies - not widely known but an excellent combination of sherry cask flavour, subtle peat giving a very smooth & well balanced whisky. Recommended.

2  Thank mbrown60
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