Fettercairn 1824 12 Year Old (70cl, 40%)
The 12 year old standard bottling from Fettercairn, which replaced their 10 year old and is now sadly discontinued. Once this has gone we probably won't see it again... A bottling of 12 years old Single malt for Highland Distillery, Fettercairn. 'Old' has been replaced by '1824' on the label, the year the distillery was founded.
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.