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Kirstie McCallum
*Master Whisky Maker
& Gregg Glass
*Master Blender

Whyte & Mackay (Emperador)


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Fettercairn Distillery, nestled near Laurencekirk in Scotland was established in 1825 by Sir Alexander Ramsay and later acquired by Sir John Gladstone (father of British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone) in 1830. Ownership changes continued, with Fettercairn passing through various hands, including Associated Scottish Distilleries (ASD), the Scotch arm of National Distillers of America. After ASD ceased trading in 1954, Fettercairn found itself in private ownership, eventually joining the Tomintoul-Glenlivet and later Whyte & Mackay portfolios. While primarily contributing to blends, Fettercairn also gained recognition as a single malt. In 2009, a concerted effort to promote Fettercairn as a single malt led to the release of aged variants and no-age bottlings like Fior and Fasque. In 2018, Whyte & Mackay rejuvenated Fettercairn with a fresh range of single malts, including expressions aged between 12 and 50 years, marking a renewed chapter in the distillery's storied history.

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