A stunning blended Scotch from our friends Sutcliffe & Son, this dram opens with aromas of nutty Oloroso sherry, caramel, and a slight herbal note that lead to a palate of toffee, toast and honeycomb laced with a touch of peppery spice and ripe fruit. A warm, lingering finish with a bit of ginger spice leaves us breathless.
When distinguished veterans of the spirits world Don Sutcliffe and Willie Phillips met over 25 years ago they immediately envisioned a future collaboration. Sutcliffe, a veteran of the wine and spirits wholesale industry and current managing director at Craft Distillers, and Phillips, the former managing director of iconic The Macallan distillery, stayed in touch throughout the years and developed a lasting friendship. Finally, in 2010, their early ambition was about to come to fruition. Combine unparalleled access to the finest barrels of whisky in Scotland and a dose of masterful blending and the result is nothing short of exquisite. The future remains bright for these two luminaries.