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.
HOW DARE YOU SIR??
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..... ; )