Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2014 2:24 pm by KaiF

Average value

€ 26,67

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Whisky Reviews for Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.86 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious, strong, tasty, sympathetic, the 50% do it well, bring neat strength and do not burn. I like it a lot, for 25 € a clear buy recommendation.
    • Nose
      first creamy-caramel, toffee, then malt, spicy grain, biscuit, also goes towards farm, warm hay, stable, strong, robust, but the 50% bite a bit
    • Taste
      very full-bodied, chocolate, toffee ... there is also a slight impact of sugar beet syrup / plum jam, Storck giants ... first quite round and creamy, with a longer time in the mouth it becomes "dirty", more natural, peppery
    • Finish
      long, warm, chocolate biscuits to sugar beet syrup, pepper, a hint of licorice

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    really not bad for the price :)
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This *REALLY* surprised me. Heavy, substantial, warming, but most of all, despite the strength, eminently drinkable, not at all boozy or "alcoholic", and well-matured.

    Caramel, vanilla, sweet almond paste, charred casks, some sherry influence (?). A nice kick mid-palate with cracked black pepper that extends into the finish, before getting drowned out by the sweetness again.

    I wager this has a pretty high malt whisky content; the Glenrothes components for one are hard to miss.

    Even in the finish, there's no distinct grainy or bitter note. Amazing value for money!

  4. Ulphlarsen scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    Reasonable price for a good whiskey. Suitable for drinking glass after glass. The alcohol makes it an experience.

    Pale color - even with dyeing. The bottle is lovely. I understand it's classic for "Prohibition" time - - -
    • Nose
      75 75
      Strong, strong, probably from the alcohol. Dried fruit. Fresh wheat and a little malt. No smoke. No peat.

      Very nice to sniff, even though it's probably a bit uncomplicated.
    • Taste
      85 85

      A lot happens initially. Malt and pepper. Well balanced. There is also fruit - again dried fruit. Vanilla. Oak tree. The alcohol does a great deal to raise the impression. Raises the saliva into the oral cavity. Burns a little, but the alcohol is well integrated.

      Delicious. An experience.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Ends as fast as it starts. Not long enough aftertaste. The pepper and the alcohol are hanging a little - but quickly disappear into the ether ...

      ... gives a reason for another sip.

  5. psiiik scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Bewcastle scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    A strong blended whisky. At the end a bit short. Warm and pepper stays.
    • Nose
      Fruity, sweet, sherry
    • Taste
      warm, sharp
    • Finish
      Burning, short, a bit pepper. At the end dry.

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Toffee and caramel background, it's the carambar party! With water, it's very fast. On the palate, intense on caramel and chocolate but hyper aqueous structure! A little more spicy pep with water. There are flaws but also a nice intensity and it's the best (less bad?) Cutty Sark I tasted then, I like to see the glass half full!

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  8. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A 50% blend ... is truly not a standard. But this gives him some reserves and he has impressively proved that he can also be seen with water.
    • Nose
      A soft but spicy nose. Balanced malting tones, a small piece of soft succulent peat. By the 50% vol. Alcohol should not stick your nose too deep in the glass, otherwise it will be slightly pungent. Over time, a sweet hint of soft caramel appears, accompanied by light barley notes. Water tickles more offensive malt tones; A minimal peatiness forms the base of small speckles of exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      Soft & pleasant. A very small Rauchfähnchen, fruity sweetness & a light creaminess. Quite a wink Islay away. Water flushes Islay & Smoke away and makes way for a creamy-creamy foundation, on which a small chillinote, a good basket of tropical soft fruits, a piece of milk chocolate and a handful of sweet malt frolic the whole thing garnished with a few drops of lemon juice.
    • Finish
      It mixes small citrus notes with a restrained creamy sweetness. By adding water properly pepper & chilli. In addition, a formally sweeping sweetness and with time gradually shimmering through oak tones.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Speak Easy
    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 strength 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.

  10. Jon Osterman scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    I found this to be quite tasty, with something that reminds me of meaty Sherry cask dominating the nose along with sweet toffee and some industrial notes.  Very flavorful for the price asked, and the grain whisky component seems to hide in the background.  Kind of reminds me of the time I mixed original Cutty Sark with a bit of A'Bunadh, only with meatier distillates (I want to believe this has some Macallan and Highland Park in it...).  I love the price (about $30), the presentation (50% abv, not chill-filtered), and the fact that the label describes the whisky as "challenging"...  It gives me the impression that they believe in this product.  Good value for money.  *The back of the bottle mentions only the use of American oak, so this fooled me...


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