Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is on my TOP Shelf. Initially had a very bad impression of cutty sark as watered-down cheap alcohol but my impression has changed since I tasted this expression. In today's blog I intend to cover the following; 

-Brief history behind this whisky/distillery
-My tasting notes
-SJ's pro tip
-Occasions to drink 

This whisky is as mysterious as the pitch dark bottle it comes in. It came into existence in 1923 according to package labeling. Its famous name comes from the clipper ship design which was one of the fastest ships in its day.  
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition according to the product story has been crafted as a salute to the notorious Captain William S.McCoy, who smuggled Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky into America during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. His impeccable reputation for only dealing in the finest, genuine & unadulterated liquor gave rise to Cutty Sark being "The Real McCoy"
It is time for the real test of McCoy! Enjoy my tasting notes :-)

Vital Stats- Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whiskey
Price- $29.99
Age- NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 50%
Region/Country- Scotland
Manufacturer/Distillery- La Martiniquaise
Awards won- None found

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn 
Serving Style- Neat
Appearance- Medium gold

Aroma- Well rounded, vanilla, citrus all the good stuff
Flavor- Robust, packs a punch, sweetness from vanilla, oak 
Body- Medium to full-bodied
Finish- Medium spicy linger, warm. Not the smoothest or longest. 
SJ's Rating- TOP Shelf
This is top-shelf stuff because it's pretty good for the price, high ABV with raw charm to it. 
Occasions- Casual
SJ's Pro tip- Great for a gift because of its attractive packaging

I really enjoyed this rustic, notorious-looking whiskey and hope the information above will help decide whether to buy it or not. As always, Enjoy it Responsibly! Cheers! 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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