The Exceptional Malt - 2nd Edition

Overall rating
85.45/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB85824
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

€ 88.08

5 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Exceptional Malt - 2nd Edition

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.45 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blended/Vatted Malts, 13 tasted, H2H, for what it is worth the 1979 Berry's although listed as a blend on the label, I am not alone in thinking it is actually really a vatted malt.

    Blended Malt 1979 39 year 53.3% cask 4 Berry Brothers (for RMW) WB ID 116204 – 91/92/92
    The Fiddichside 1981 31 year 47.5% Murray Mcdavid WB ID 181799 – 87/88/90
    Johnnie Walker Green Label 2016 40% WB ID 162279 – 87/88/87
    Highland Fusilier 15 year All Malt 40% square bottle G&M WB ID 35030 – 86/87/88
    Creations 25 year Cadenhead Triple Malt (Islay)46% WB ID 200899 – 86/87/88
    Johnnie Walker Odyssey Rare Triple Malt 40% 2013 WB ID 69245 – 88/87/85
    Epitome Maltbarn 1993 24 year 53.1% sherry cask WB ID 118603 – 86/86/88
    Hazelwood 20 year 40% Centennial Reserve Kininvie WB ID 155967 – 85/88/86
    Hedges & Butler Royal Malt 40% Vatted Highland Malt WB ID 90122 – 86/87/86
    The exceptional Malt 43% 2016 Sutcliffe & Sons WB ID 85824 – 86/87/86
    Scallywag 13 year 46% 2017 sherry cask Douglas Laing WB ID 95803 – 85/86/86
    The Story of the Spaniard 43% 2018 Compass Box WB ID 116617 – 85/84/85
    Collectivium 28 year 57.3% Special Release WB ID 99744 – 85/83/83

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A fresh nose, on plum, gooseberry and a little apple is followed on the palate by more fruit and some very nice spice at first.
    The fruit is mixed with syrup, and hints of orange marmalade then appear, simple profile but it works.
    Finish, again is fruity and more spice kick in the tail.
    This is a good whisky, better than I was expecting.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    That little bit of funkiness makes it interesting, just strong enough on the palate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke from the fireplace with a hint of old man's sweat in the leather armchair in front of it.
      Spicy flower aromas, intense aromas of honey and quince jelly. Very appetizing!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Light, with a slightly thin-looking consistency at first.
      A bigger sip can help, it becomes much more firm and spicy.
      Fruit is more of a minor matter, but a nice resinous note and somewhat fleshy flower aromas dominate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rather short, a few tannins and old citrus fruits come along. But not much happens.

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Very interesting and complex aromas in the smell. A variety of different aromas in the taste, too, but with a slightly artificial sweetness. Pleasant, medium-long finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes from an online tasting with 16 participants
    what a wonderful, exotic fruit nose paired with vanilla tones
    a dream nose reminiscent of old times
    smells of citrus fruits
    dark cherry, raspberry, some cardamom and clove
    Brazil nut
    Bell pepper in the nose and cherry in the mouth
    anise
    with a dwell time of up to 10 seconds in the mouth, beautiful spicy notes dance together,
    I can't find the nose in the taste
    Is everything right with the many elements. But I like it more straightforward
    Taste raisins in Christmas cake
    I find it very full-bodied and just a little bit of banana has appeared
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  6. 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

  7. face scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    In parts, this has the same foundation as Monkey Shoulder (Glenfiddich, Balvenie & Kininvie) and it also displays a similarly tart and acidic aspect at first.
    This also has quite some power; I imagine it's why they chose to bottle this at a lower ABV.
    After a while 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. Apparently there's some really old (30+) Macallan in here, but it has to vie for attention with the younger components.
    Perhaps a slightly incongruous vatting, but I found myself gravitating towards it more often than expected, especially for an apéritif. A good spring/summer whisky with plenty of depth.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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