The Exceptional Malt
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery The Blended Whisky Company
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Oloroso sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butter
  • nutty
  • orange
  • almonds
  • marmelade
  • rancio
  • grain
  • dry
  • oak

The Exceptional

Malt (0.75l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
Eight Single Malts, no compromises.

You have to be a bit cheeky to name your Whisky “The Exceptional.” Not just “Exceptional Whisky” or “Exceptionally Good Whisky”… but “THE Exceptional.” Well spirits industry veteran Don Sutcliffe founded Sutcliffe & Son to fulfill his thirty years of producing his own line of Scotch. He partnered with Willie Phillips — managing director of The Macallan for 23 years — to create The Exceptional brand. Based in America, they use their exceptional connections to acquire exceptional barrels of spirits and finish them in exceptional Sherry casks to make their - The Exceptional Whiskies. And they all are… exceptional, that is.

Do you think that you know your Single Malt Whiskies? Here’s a list for you: Glefarclas, Ben Nevis, Alt-á-Bhainne, Auchroisk, Clenallachie, Westport, Speyside, and a 30 YO Macallan. It reads like a who’s who of Single Malt loveliness. Picking a favorite is like choosing between your bucket list travel destinations… it’s really a no-lose scenario. But with The Exceptional Malt you don’t have to choose. All eight of these lovelies have been blended, married, and finished in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks. It’s like a dream dram come true.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery The Blended Whisky Company
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Oloroso sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Brown butter, rancio, and orange marmalade.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full bodied and nutty with red berries, gingersnaps, and molasses.

Finish
Almond butter and dry grain.
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  • butter
  • nutty
  • orange
  • almonds
  • marmelade
  • rancio
  • grain
  • dry
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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