Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Fettercairn Distillery, Laurencekirk
Kincardineshire AB30 1YE Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1561 340244 / Fax: +44 (0)1561 340447
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village and the distillery of Fettercairn are snugly tucked
away at the foot of the Grampian mountains. Founded in 1824,
Fettercairn is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland
and its long history reflects the ebb and flow fortunes
of the whisky industry itself.
Initially, Fettercairn was run as a farm distillery by tenants
of the Fasque estate. Then in 1887, the Fettercairn Distillery
Co. was formed with Sir John Gladstone as the chairman,
who was also the father of the Prime Minister, William Gladstone.
Overall, William Gladstone had been beneficial to the whisky
industry when he was in power as he passed reforms that
abolished the punishing malt tax, and permitted the sale
of whisky in bottles to the public.
Throughout the following years, ownership had changed to
National Distillers of America then to Tomintou-Glenlivet
Distillery Co. Ltd., to Scottish & Universal Investment
Trust (Sir Hugh Fraser's SUITS group) to its present owner,
Whyte and Mackay Distillers.
Fettercairn Distillery contributes to the Whyte and Mackay
blend. It is also available a single malt - although the
percentage is only 4%.
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