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The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition (Sutcliffe and Son) Review

The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition (Sutcliffe and Son) Well this isn't a bad way to start the Advent season with this as the second dram of my 2018 Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.

Blends are always something I enjoy as theres usually a real balance to them that you don’t get with a lot of the more complex single cask or single malt drams, so i was excited to try this one.

This dram features whisky from distillereis such as North British, Stratchclyde, Macallan, Westport, GlenAllachie, Auchroisk and more.

I found this a little unbalanced, with a very sugary sweet grain led nose and palate that was a bit rounder and spicier, drier, and smokier.

An interesting dram but one I would suggest needs a bit of work for future batches.

Grab this at specialists like Master of Malt.

Thanks to Drinks By The Dram for the 2018 Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar that this was part of.

Tasting Notes & Details


Initially this comes across as quite grain heavy, it's very light and the nose is very full of light powdery sugar notes, then a hint of rubbery notes followed by plum skins and raisins and dried apricots and a light chalk note.


Very soft and sweet, easy and gentle notes of elderflower cordial in a bowl of raisins with some powdered sugar over the top of it. Slightly chalky and definitely a hint of some wood spices in the background which go a little drier and a puff of smoke finds it ways out also.


Slightly drying, touches of wood spice and lots of powdered sugar.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition (Sutcliffe and Son)
Age: NAS
ABV: 53.00
Distiller: The Exceptional Whisky
Bottler: The Exceptional Whisky
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 03/12/2018 by Tom

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