The Exceptional Grain, 43%, $100
The debut release from Don Sutcliffe’s Sutcliffe & Sons, this small batch blend of grain whiskies comes from several different distilleries including Loch Lomond Distillery, North British Distillery, and a 30 year old whisky from Carsebridge Distillery. The blend is married in first-fill Sherry casks which brings bright fruit to a fairly light style whisky with notes of blackberry, vanilla, honey, light oak, and iris. Quite good for a grain whisky blend but falls just short of being exceptional. 89 Points.