Fettercairn 1989 23 Year Old (cask 1374) - Celebration of the Cask by Càrn Mòr (70cl, 53%) ***sold***
Bottle No 129 of 187.
This was distilled at the Fettercairn distillery on the 31st May 1989. It was aged in hogshead number 1374 before bottling for the Carn Mor range in August 2012. A release of 187 numbered bottles.
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.
This is a Celebration of the Cask bottling, the single cask sub-category of Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers’ Carn Mor label. Formerly Morrison & Mackay, they are a Perth-based company producing a number of whisky liqueurs as well as independent single malts and blends, including the popular recently revived Old Perth. In 2017 the firm completed the construction of the Aberargie distillery in the town of the same name.