Fettercairn 1997 17 Year Old - The First Editions (70cl, 58.5%)
Bottle No 184 of 278.
A 17 year old Fettercairn bottled at a natural cask strength of 58.5% by Hunter Laing in 2014 under their First Editions series.
This is a single cask bottling of Fettercairn single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a refill hogshead cask from 1997 to 2014. This was bottled as part of The First Editions range.
Fettercairn distillery was built in 1825 and aside from a brief period in mothballs in the 1930s, has been in operation ever since. It was re-opened from that closure in 1939 by Associated Scottish Distilleries, the Scotch arm of the post-Prohibition drinks giant in the US, National Distillers. When ASD ceased trading in 1954 the distillery passed through various hands before being bought by Whyte & Mackay in 1973. Despite being an important contributor to their blends, they also pushed Fettercairn as a single malt brand, known as "Old Fettercairn" until 2002 when the prefix was dropped.