Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Fettercairn is a refined, natural single malt whisky producer based in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. The distillery prides itself on doing the process of whisky-making a little differently, with an air of experimentation over a great deal of its range.

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About Fettercairn

Fettercairn believe in a few deeply held principles. It uses pure mountain water, unique stills with cooling rings allowing for more distillation, and approaching tradition methods differently when it comes to casking. Fettercairn translates to ‘foot of the mountain’ and the distillery is surrounded by beautiful forests and glens at the foot of the Cairngorms.

On 20th September 1861, Queen Victoria and her husband Albert snuck away from nearby Balmoral to stay at the Ramsay Arms (the village pub). They enjoyed drinks and a meal, all in secret.
Fettercairn Forest project has seen over 13,000 oak saplings planted only a stone’s throw from the distillery on the historic Fasque estate
In 1829, Ramsay's Fasque estate, on which the distillery buildings sit, was sold to the Gladstone family. Their most famous son was William Gladstone – British Prime Minister four times during the late nineteenth century.


Sir Alexander Ramsay, the founder of the Fettercairn Distillery, was one of the first Scottish landowners who campaigned to license Scotch Whisky distillation. In 1824, he applied for a license, and the Fettercairn distillery was opened. He recruited illegal whisky makers to be his first stillmen. From its very beginnings, Fettercairn’s been doing things a little differently in the pursuit of great whisky.

Taste Profile

Fettercairn is known for flavours of...

Golden Barley
Tropical Fruits
Orchard Fruits