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Location address: United Kingdom, Aberdeenshire
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Fettercairn is whisky distillery in Fettercairn. It was founded in 1824 on the land of Fasque estate in a converted corn mill by the estate’s owner Sir Alexander Ramsay, shortly after the Customs and Excise Act 1823 drastically reduced excise on whisky production under management of James Durie. The licencee was James Stewart & Co. Durie later acquired the distillery himself, and operated it until his death in 1854. The distillery was then known as Nethermill. The stills were replaced in 1832 with stills of the Shand’s type, similar to Lomond type stills. These stills have necks that can be fitted with plates on different heights to influence the degree of distillation.