The Feathery Profile

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

First, that name. The Feathery was one of the earliest types of golf ball, handmade in the 17th century from bird skin stuffed with chicken feathers. It was claimed that a top hat-full was required for each one, and the blended malt whisky brand was created to reflect the craftsmanship required to make them.

The Feathery is a small-batch blended malt matured in first-fill ex-oloroso Sherry casks, which provide a raisin-sweet nose and rich, full palate.

  • Production type
    Blended malt

The Feathery History

The Feathery was created in 2014 by Spencerfield Spirits Company, in collaboration with Whyte & Mackay master blender Richard Paterson.

It joined the Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose blends as the third brand in Spencerfield’s whisky portfolio.

In 2016 Spencerfield Spirits founder Alex Nicol sold the business, along with The Feathery, to Ian Macleod Distillers.


Parent company

Current owner


Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd
Russell House
Dunnet Way
EH52 5BU
United Kingdom
+44 1506 852205
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public


See also

  • Sheep Dip Sheep Dip Sheep Dip Brand

    Sheep Dip

    Quaintly-named blended malt now owned by Ian Macleod Distillers.

  • Pig's Nose Pig's Nose Pig's Nose Brand

    Pig's Nose

    This blended Scotch is as ‘smooth as a pig’s nose’, so the saying goes.

  • Glen Tress Glen Tress Glen Tress Brand

    Glen Tress

    A ‘pure malt’ established by Ian Macleod & Co during the 1980s.

  • The Six Isles The Six Isles The Six Isles Brand

    The Six Isles

    Blended malt whisky incorporating malts from six Scottish distilling islands.

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