Sutcliffe & Son

The Exceptional

Blend, 1st Edition

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Brand: The Exceptional, Sutcliffe & Son
Expression: Blend, 1st Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Sutcliffe & Son
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Banana milkshake, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the top. Sweet and fun, with penny sweet foam prawns finishing this sweet-shop nose.Palate: The palate
Palate: The palate is a little more robust with some woody notes and a great hit of cherry cola sweetness right in the middle. It is well-balanced but not to be filed under ‘fireside dram’.
Finish: There is a hint of spice here, with more white flowers and white chocolate dipped strawberries.
Comment: Easy to drink, this is a proper slugger of a Scotch.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: The oak is a focal point here with vanilla, wheat flakes and rye-like herbal notes. The grain component adds a little freshness and allows a light apricot and sweet apple note to appear.
Palate: Oak, oak, oak and yet more oak! Buttery and creamy with no shortage of Bourbon/rye-like character. The grain fights its way through eventually.
Finish: Long and guess what? Oaky! Grainy spice at the very end.
Comment: There appears to be a lot of first-fill American oak here and is a lesson on how influencing it can be.
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