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Sutcliffe and Son The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition Tasting notes and reviews

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Sutcliffe and Son The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition

Brand
Sutcliffe and Son
Expression
The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
43.00%
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

80
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.

Joel Harrison

85
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.
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