At Fettercairn, the local crystal-clear water from the mountains is used as a main ingredient, but it also serves to cool the copper in the outer walls of the Fettercairn stills. This unique method of distillation results in strong condensation inside the stills.
This 22 year old Single Malt was born from this method of distillation. The fine and oily distillate of Fettercairn is sublimated by an aging of 22 years in Bourbon barrels which have been individually selected for their exceptional quality.
Located south of Aberdeen, Fettercairn is situated very close to the River Esk, nestled in the foothills of the Cairngorms. The Fettercairn name means ‘the foot of the mountain.’
Alexander Ramsay founded the Fettercairn Distillery in 1824, by converting a corn mill into a distillery. Unfortunately he had to sell the property to the Gladstone family in 1829, after losing his fortune.