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Overall rating
86.20/100
votes
7
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Sutcliffe & Son (Sut)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2016
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Aug 2016 7:19 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 83,65

2 × in wishlist

7 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Exceptional Malt - 2nd Edition

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.20 points

  1. JungleDram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Needs some time and air but turns out very pleasing.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. face scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Same foundation as Monkey Shoulder (Glenfiddich, Balvenie & Kininvie), same tart, acidic, slightly sharp freshness at first. A certain heat cannot be denied; I imagine this is why they chose to bottle this at 43 rather than at 46 percent. Then the other (and older) components kick in, as does the sherry influence. I detect a generous portion of Ben Nevis, whiff of peat included, and some nice oak tannins towards the death, which manage to round things off somewhat. A slightly discombobulated, incongruous blend; however, I found myself gravitating towards it more often than expected, especially for an apéritif. Definitely more of a spring/summer whisky. 

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