Released 90 years after the end of the era which it celebrates, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition has 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.
Captain McCoy’s impeccable reputation for fairness and dealing only in the finest, genuine and unadulterated liquor gave rise to Cutty Sark being referred to as “The Real McCoy”. Prohibition Edition is bottled at 50% ABV, whilst our regular Cutty Sark blend is 40% ABV. This is a “small batch” blend of the finest single malts and top-quality grain whiskies. Hand-selected American oak casks give subtle signature flavors of vanilla and citrus fruits, whilst the overall flavors and finish are extremely smooth and thrillingly complex. The black glass bottle has a cork seal – reflecting the traditions of the time.
Colour: Warm golden colour, like early morning sunshine setting the heavens on fire.
Nose: Complex and powerful, layers of soft ripe citrus fruits, dipped in fresh honey and dusted with fragrant spices.
Palate: Creamy mouth-coating richness, hints of toffee with mouth-wateringly playful peppery notes which tingle the edges of the tongue.We have thin honey, more peat and spices (cayenne, cumin). Oily mouthfeel (could Springbank be in this?) Butterscotch, with a hint of vanilla. Lemony, more so with water. Fantastic stuff.
Finish: Super smooth with soft lingering warmth and subtle hints of spice.Peppery with a touch of that cumin. This is one of the top blends I’ve ever had – very earthy, rich and easy to drink (considering that high proof). Extraordinary balance between the oil, peat and a light, fruity style. I will have to try more Cutty Sark in the future.
A Gateway Scotch with a punch, still very easy to drink.