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Cutty Sark Prohibition

Speak Easy

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Dec 2015


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The Prohibition – the so-called Noble Experiment – was repealed in 1933. This Cutty Sark was released exactly 80 years after that repeal, in 2013. Cutty Sark was one of the few whisky’s that you could actually enjoy – illicitly of course – in the so-called speak easy clubs. This Cutty Sark is bottled at a higher alcohol strengt hand matured completely on American oak.

On the nose I get bittersweet oranges, butterscotch and a truckload of heather honey. I cannot escape the feeling that I can still smell the mash. Barely any spices. After a few moments, but butterscotch turns to farmer’s butter and even mashed potatoes. I must say, I am not impressed.

The body is fine, the mouth feel is round and almost creamy. It starts of sweet, but immediately a rough and peppery note and a lot of liquorice prop up. The oranges turn very bitter and it has a sour edge that I cannot appreciate. In my opinion, it goes downhill pretty fast.

In the finish, which remains mildly spicy, another shot of citrus fruit and caramel manifests itself.

Pity, but this Prohibition is really not for me. Too rough. Around 30 EUR.

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Nozinan commented

I kind=of liked this one. 50% ABV means less watered down flavour. I don't usually drink blends but I picked up a couple of these out west to share with some friends back home.

6 years ago 0

maltmate302 commented

I understand why you gave this 74 points because it is a bit rough straight out of a newly opened bottle but after a few days of oxidation it mellows out nicely. There's a few people on Connesr, including myself, who like this blend quite a bit.

6 years ago 0

markjedi1 commented

Thanks for the tips. I may give it another go.

6 years ago 0

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