In your best Stevie voice: “Yesterday Superstition, today Fettercairn Fior.” That’s right, there’s another wonderful highland whisky dram from White & MacKay behind window 15 of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar!
Fior, like Superstition, has no age statement, but is made up primarily of 14-15 year old single malt whiskies, which are blended with some 5 year old peated malt (and age statement of 5 years old would therefore be somewhat misleading). Fettercairn, meaning ‘foot of the mountain’, is named after the town in which the distillery is located and carries the emblem of a unicorn! If you didn’t know, despite being supernatural (like Whisky Santa), the unicorn is in fact the national animal of Scotland too! They’re said to be have legendary magical qualities that people have long sought to use for personal gain. People (and wizards) have been known to try and acquire unicorn hair, blood, or even tears. That’s why Firebox spend so much time getting unicorns to cry, the fiends! They say Chuck Norris’* tears have special qualities too. Apparently they can cure all known diseases! Too bad he never cries.
Day 15. FIFTEEN!!!
Tasting Note for Fettercairn Fior:
Nose: Caramel, sticky dates, figs and spice. Bread pudding, ginger, bakewell and peat. Somewhat vinous, orange zest.
Palate: More bread pudding character, rock cakes too, treacle and nutty Oloroso.
Finish: Espresso, cocoa and oak with some fresh orange juice.
The Chaps at Master of Malt
* Chuck Norris is an American martial artist and actor who was born in a log cabin he built with his own bare hands.