The Exceptional Malt

Sutcliffe & Son

2nd Edition

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Brand: Sutcliffe & Son, The Exceptional
Expression: 2nd Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Fruit cake with fresh orange peel, hazelnuts and walnuts. Releasing the serpent morphs those cake characters into biscuits instead – Garibaldis, to be precise.
Palate: A soft velvet mouthfeel with fruit cake flavours and sweet spice turns to dry, grainy white pepper with lemon peel and walnuts.
Finish: Chocolate caramel drops and chopped nuts with a slightly bitter tinge – walnuts and Brazil nuts, mainly.
Comment: Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what this Scottish dram is made of.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Dried grassiness, hay and dried tea. Floral in places, with green apples, clover flowers and mead. It takes time for the vanilla to show, bringing fresh peaches and lychees.
Palate: Viscous texture, though flavours aren’t forthcoming. A prickly maltiness – almost ash mixed in – leads into fizzy lemonade. Lime juice and mandarins, with the tart acidity of grapefruit juice.
Finish: Peppery. Brine in places, with grapefruit once again.
Comment: Not much wood influence at all to shape this one.
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