The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies

Three distinct blended expressions, produced by some of the most acclaimed brands

It’s a bold move to name your brand “exceptional.” The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It’s rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with the intention of having variation per batch, as blending has long been used to keep a product adhering specifically to a house style. Sutcliffe, who’s the Managing …