Cutty Sark’s newest release – Prohibition – celebrates the 90th anniversary of the company, and 80 years since the end of prohibition in the USA. It has been bottled at 50% or 100 degrees proof in American speak drawing parallels with its past when Cutty Sark helped, ahem, to illegally import its spirit into the USA during the dry years!
We were delighted to receive a sample and here are our thoughts on this lovely whisky!
Cutty Sark Prohibition [50%]
A glorious new blend from Cutty Sark that has now become my favourite of the range. Lovely stuff!
Nose: Lots of orange to begin with which dissolves into a quite dry sterile (although not unpleasant) woody scent. A real softness of orchard fruit comes through which is swiftly overtaken by the sensation of popping candy wrapped in a subtle smokey streak.
Palate: Initial very spicy, although dominated by a Snickers esqe taste mixed with vanilla and orange. Closer examination reveals coconut and a drying biscuity taste. Very reminiscent of a city in the rain – there is just something about that sensation that this whisky brought me.
Finish: Longer than expected, sweet and candy like.