Old Fettercairn 26 Year Old - Stillman's Dram (70cl, 45%)
This is a Stillman's Dram bottling of 26 year old Fettercairn (listed as Old Fettercairn on the label).
A very rare and hard to find Old Fettercairn bottled at 26 years and released as part of the highly collectable Stillman's Dram range of bottlings. Every bottle is individually numbered.
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, as well as making casks available to independent companies for bottlings like this.
This is a bottling from The Stillman's Dram series, which showcased some older age statements and vintages from the Invergordon Distillers, and later Whyte & Mackay portfolio at the time, which also included Jura , Tullibardine and Bruichladdich.