The Cutty Sark blended Scotch brand was a 1920s creation named after a famous Scottish clipper ship. Its latest offering, released decades after the end of an era it celebrates, is known as Prohibition Edition. It is said to have “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.”
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is blended at 100 proof in small batches from “top quality” grain and single malt whiskies. A non age statement whisky, it was matured for a period in American oak casks, and the 750 ml bottle it rests in is black glass with a cork seal to reflect “the traditions of the time” it honors.
Pricing around $30, Prohibition Edition tasting notes from the blender indicate on the nose “complex and powerful, layers of soft ripe citrus fruits, dipped in fresh honey and dusted with fragrant spices.” On the palate it is said to offer “creamy mouth-coating richness, hints of toffee with mouth-wateringly playful peppery notes which tingle the edges of the tongue.” As far as finishing goes, that is noted as being “super smooth with soft lingering warmth and subtle hints of spice.”
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