- Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Short Label
- Added on
- 29 Oct 2012 1:24 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 71.69 points
- The nose is a failure, the palate is unspectacular, but pleasant.
Slightly alcoholic, fresh and slightly sweet. Some honey. I'm looking for more, but it's going to be hard. It gets a little spicy.
Soft, creamy sweet, slightly sparkling spice. Pleasantly sweet and spicy to taste.
Medium long, very slight bitterness remains.
- Unpretentious whiskey, it differs from the average with an unusual character, but somewhat insignificant, for my taste there is a lot of caramel
Caramel, salty nuts, faint hints of grass freshness
Weak sweet grass, plant tones, in the background of caramels
Pleasantly sweet, long, but weak
- A simple and straightforward blend
De-flavoured grape juice (the stuff they use to sweeten fruit juice). Straw. Pears. Sultanas. Corn spirit. Sawdust. Lychees. Orange peel.
Dry wood. Canned fruit salad syrup. Bitter lemon. Grain spirit.
Short. Simple syrup. Light wood. Bitter citrus.
- Lacking character
Light, floral, a touch of honey, herbal, grassy, a little sugary sweetness, raisins.
With water - hints of vanilla.
Light, weak mouthfeel, light wood, spice, oak, citrus, some acidity, not very expressive.
With water - a touch of spice.
Medium, citrus, herbal.
With water - slightly bitter spice
Cutty Sark was originally developed by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It has been around since 1923. The name is that of a tea clipper that you see on the label – since 1955. The ship itself was built in 1869 and was the fastest in its day. In 1954 it was taken out of commission and can be visited today as a museum ship in Greenwich, near London. We try a recent bottling of this (dirt cheap) blend.
The nose is very sweet, but also quite grainy. Hint of ale, appels and dandelions. Vanilla and peach, but unfortunately also something that I can only describe as compost heap. Rotting fruit. Not exactly my kind of nose.
It is sharp on the palate, a bit rough. Again malty and grainy. Apples and vanilla. Fruit cocktail in its own juices. But the impression of stale beer is never far off.
The finish is mildly spicy and bittersweet, but short. In the back of the throat some smoke seems to develop, but it is gone before you realize it.
Not exactly an interesting blend. I guess this is more apt to mix with. Well, for 15 EUR a bottle, what did you expect?
- Lots of malt, some peat, very smooth. For the money, Cutty Sark is probably the best Scotch you can find. Usually with Scotch, you get what you pay for. You buy cheap Scotch, don't expect much, but Cutty, while not remarkable is very enjoyable and cheap enough to drink every day without worrying about the cost of replacing it.
- I was pleasantly surprised at the blended whiskey, I was surprised by the citrus character and the overall tone, I would also like to look at the older whiskey of this series, where there are mixed malt pieces. In the mixed whiskey category, it is definitely worth a taste.
It is known that this is a blend, but it will come to me in its category distinctive. Velvety woody, walnut, creamy, with a lot of citrus tones. Vanilla and malt. (82 b)
On the first tongue, it is spicy, yet spicy, spicy, lemon, creamy, with a pleasant chocolate flavor. (78 b)