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Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Blend

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

19th Apr 2020


Cutty Sark
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This tasting took place back in April 2016. I know we're dealing here with a mixer, but it's fun to taste one of these as if it were something higher: once in a while you might get a pleasant surprise (not very often, though.)

The pour is the palest I can remember: very light straw-yellow. Aroma is low as well: a little porridge, some grass, a hint of conifer (spruce, pine needle.) The sip is simple and quick; the finish, never-lingering, bitterless and without character. Bah.

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CanadianNinja commented


Haha! This whisky has a VERY special place in my heart.

Here in my area of Japan, after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, things were really difficult for a long time.

We lived without electricity for about a week, without running water for about 3 weeks, without gas for well over a month and shopping at grocery stores and convenience stores required long waits and access to limited items for a long period of time. Cutty Sark was one of the few whiskies I managed to get my hands on at that time. This whisky got me through some very, very hard nights!

I love this stuff, and to me it will always remind me of overcoming that difficult time every time I drink it..... ; )

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huineman commented

Exactly. In such dire circumstances, with no other whiskies to choose from, I can assure you I'd not only drink it, but certainly enjoy it. This blend or, for that reason, any other one.

Glad to know you overcame such period and can now enjoy many more drams. Here's to you.

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RianC commented

@CanadianNinja @huineman - I remember being in SE Asia and having to take many long, cramped and uncomfortable bus rides. Whisky was hard to come by but I managed to snag a ltr bottle of JW Red. Man, that stuff tasted GOOD even when swigged like a hobo out of a brown paper bag!

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paddockjudge commented

@RianC, that was one large brown paper bag!

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