Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition (50%, Edrington, 2014)
- Blended scotch whisky
- 50% ABV
- Score: 86/100
What they say:
Released 90 years after the end of the era which it celebrates, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition has been crafted as a salute to the notorious Captain William McCoy, who smuggled Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky into America during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Captain McCoy’s impeccable reputation for fairness and dealing only in the finest, genuine and unadulterated liquor gave rise to Cutty Sark being referred to as “The Real McCoy”. Prohibition Edition is bottled at 50% ABV (100 Proof – USA Measure), whilst our regular Cutty Sark blend is 40% ABV. This is a “small batch” blend of the finest single malts and top-quality grain whiskies. Hand-selected American oak casks give subtle signature flavours of vanilla and citrus fruits, whilst the overall flavours and finish are extremely smooth and thrillingly complex. The black glass bottle has a cork seal – reflecting the traditions of the time.
Colour: Warm golden colour, early morning sunshine setting the heavens on fire.
Nose: Complex and powerful, layers of soft ripe citrus fruits, dipped in fresh honey and dusted with fragrant spices.
Palate: Creamy mouth-coating richness, hints of toffee with mouth-wateringly playful peppery notes which tingle the edges of the tongue.
Finish: Super smooth with soft lingering warmth and subtle hints of spice.
What I say: