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Fettercairn Whisky Distillery

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Fettercairn Distillery is a whisky distillery located in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. It was established in 1824 and has been producing high-quality single malt Scotch whisky for nearly 200 years.


The distillery is known for its light, floral character and a sweet, honeyed flavour profile, which is achieved through the use of a combination of Sherry and Bourbon casks for maturation. The distillery has a rich history and continues to produce high-quality single malt Scotch for whisky lovers around the world. In addition to traditional single malt Scotch.


Fettercairn also offers a range of special edition and limited release whiskies, allowing consumers to experience the unique character and taste of their spirits in new and exciting ways. If you're a fan of Scotch whisky, Fettercairn is definitely a distillery worth exploring.



fettercairn whisky distillery


Royal Arch Riverside Park is located at the foot of Cairngorms mountains and surrounded by lush woodlands and whisky distillery. Fettercairn Whisky Distillery is a 5 minutes drive or an hour walk from the park.


Sir Alexander Ramsay is the founder of Fettercairn Whisky Distillery. He was the one to get the licensed for the Fettercairn Distillery to be opened. He was a sharp-witted businessman and recruited illegal whisky makers to be his first still men. Later on Ramsay’s Fasque estate was sold to Gladstone family. Family of the famous British Prime minister William Gladstone. Gladstone abolished taxes on malt and introduced Scotch whisky to be sold in glass bottles. Queen Victoria and her husband Albert likes to dined in the local village pub at the Ramsay Arms in secret. Later on the villagers commemorate the visit by building a monument in the centre of the village known locally as the Fettercairn Arch, pictured below,



fettercairn arch in the village


Fettercairn Village


Fettercairn is a village located in the northeastern part of Scotland. It is surrounded by scenic countryside, hills and forests, making it a popular destination for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are several routes to choose from, ranging from gentle walks to more challenging hikes. Some popular walking destinations in the area include the Cairngorms National Park, the Grampian Mountains, and the East Cairngorms. Walkers can explore the area's natural beauty, including its rolling hills, sparkling rivers, and diverse wildlife. Whether you're looking for a peaceful stroll or a strenuous hike, there is a walk to suit all abilities in Fettercairn.

More about Scottish whisky


Scotch whisky is mostly distilled from malted barley, water, and yeast, and aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years. There are two main types of Scotch whisky: single malt and blended. Single malt whisky is made from 100% malted barley, distilled in a single distillery, and bottled without being blended with other whiskies. Blended Scotch whisky is made by blending multiple single malt whiskies together to create a more consistent flavor profile. Scotch whisky is renowned for its distinctive taste, which can vary depending on the region in which it was produced and the specific production methods used. Some of the most famous regions for Scotch whisky production include the Highlands, Islay, and Speyside.


Aberdeenshire Whisky Distillery


Aberdeenshire is a region in Scotland that is known for producing high-quality whisky. While it is not as well-known as some of the other whisky-producing regions in Scotland, such as the Highlands or Islay, it is home to several distilleries that produce distinctive and sought-after whiskies. The area is known for its rich history of whisky production, and its distilleries use traditional production methods and locally-sourced ingredients to produce their whiskies. The water source used in the whisky production in Aberdeenshire is known for its unique mineral content, which contributes to the distinct flavor of the whisky produced in the region. Some of the most well-known distilleries in Aberdeenshire include Glen Garioch, Glenglassaugh, and Royal Lochnagar.


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