2004 Fettercairn 13 Years (IB: Hunter Laing) Old Malt Cask, , Highlands, 50% 70cl
Old Malt Cask is unashamedly for connoisseurs of the finest expressions of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. As one of the most established brands in the single cask market, Old Malt Cask is trusted by thousands of Malt Whisky consumers all around the world as the selection which bottles some of the most noteworthy Scotches in the market.
Each month, the Hunter Laing tasting panel reviews the company stocks and, after careful consideration, selects only the casks which are of the highest quality. Whether the whisky was distilled in Speyside or Islay, the Lowlands or the Islands, they all have one thing in common – they have been bottled at exactly the right time to capture the unique characteristics of the cask.
Invariably bottled at 50% strength to maintain drinkability, each new expression is non-chillfiltered to ensure that the personality of each cask remains. Our expert blender also writes notes to guide the consumer through the tasting experience. We don’t have to do much with the whisky – we let it speak for itself.
Old Malt Cask has spent fifteen years as one of the market leaders in the single cask category. As the reputation of Hunter Laing rests on the quality of each release, we aim to ensure that each new bottling delights the consumer as much as the last one.
2004 vintage Fettercairn single malt, which spent a leisurely 13 years in a single refill hogshead. In 2018 this Highlander was awoken from its slumber, when it was bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old Malt Cask series. A limited outturn of 341 bottles.
Nose: Nectarine, toasted nuts, malt, salted butter, pepper spice, apple wood and subtle aromas of cured meat.
Palate: Herbal and tangy, clove, vanilla custard and a hefty helping of cinnamon alongside some rubbery notes, with caramel and black coffee with a spoonful of sugar.
Finish: Toffee, milk chocolate, prune and date sweetness with a touch of pine.