About The Exceptional Blend
The Exceptional Blend Blended Scotch Whisky is the product of a collaboration between Don Sutcliffe, the Managing Director of Craft Distillers, and Willie Phillips, the Managing Director of the Macallan Distillery in Scotland. "Since the autumn of 1987, Phillips and I have envisioned working together to craft a qualitatively and stylistically distinctive whisky," says Sutcliffe, who has over 35 years of experience in the whisky industry. "In the spring of 2010, Willie and I set about creating the platform to craft small batch whiskies. We have sourced and selected barrels with unique and distinctive characteristics, which we blend to our sensibilities, thus crafting what we intend and believe to be authentically wonderful whisky."
The Exceptional Blend is a blend of aged grain whiskies from North British, Strathclyde, and Cameron Bridge combined with carefully selected barrels of malt from Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Balvenie, Kininvie, Glenfiddich, Alt-a’Bhainne, Auchroisk, Glenallachie, Westport, and a touch of 30-year-old Macallan. The final edition in the Exceptional’s trio of expertly blended Scotch, the Blend builds on The Exceptional Grain and The Exceptional Malt by combining the two, leading to a product with deep and nuanced complexity.
The Exceptional Blend has an aroma of nutty Oloroso sherry, toffee brittle, and sage, all the while carried by caramel notes that lead to a palate of honeycomb, white pepper and strawberry. The finish echoes the fruity palate, with a bit of gingerbread and spice for a warm, lasting finish.
Only 1,200 bottles of this whisky have been made, so make sure to pick one up today!
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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