Sutcliffe and Son Tasting Notes

Posted: June 10, 2016 in Scottish Grain Whisky, Vatted Scottish Grain Whisky

The Exceptional Grain by Sutcliffe & Son, 3rd Edition 43%

North British, Loch Lomond, Strathclyde, Cameronbridge grain

Blended and married in first fill Oloroso butts

Btl: 2016/ Tasted: May 2016

Aromas of slightly dusty and maturing dried fruit with hints of lemon, apple, poached peach, almond and some gentle sherry spice. It takes awhile to unwind but with time it becomes pleasantly nutty.

The palate is soft and mellow. It’s a tad watery with lightly nutty dried fruit and grainy, herbal notes. Good length with lingering herbal dried fruit and slightly creamy oak. Although its pleasant, the palate really lacks intensity and considering it retails for around £86 it’s a bit disappointing. Maybe it should have been bottled at 46% or 50%?


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