The Exceptional Scotch

The Exceptional Grain is a blend of aged Scotch grain whiskies, very carefully chosen from several different distilleries, each barrel selected for its distinctive & memorable characteristics. Once assembled, the blend is finished in first-fill sherry casks. The purpose is genuine balance among rich flavors, which can be achieved only with great ingredients and very careful attention to blending and aging. Don Sutcliffe, a man of deep and impressive experience in our industry, has been Managing Director of Craft Distillers since 2004. Don was recently able to fulfill a long-held dream. Working with Willie Phillips (for 23 years managing director of The Macallan), with whom he developed a lasting friendship when Don helped bring The Macallan into the US market, Don has developed what we regard as the most interesting Scotch whisky to come into the market for a decade. The inaugural bottling, a blended grain, has been imported into the US since October, 2013.