Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

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Distillery Bottling
American oak cask
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2014 2:24 pm by KaiF

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€ 26.27

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Whisky Reviews for Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.12 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. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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!

  3. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    No, it's more like mixing cocktails. I'll try to describe it as "flowery": The whiskey tastes like fresh new make that has been bubbled through a fresh ex-bourbon barrel once it was pressurized. Dominant youth, weirdly overlying vanilla and sweetness. The only plus point is that the 50% vol are barely noticeable. But that was it. "Not for me, thank you".

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 03-23-2022.

  7. Hsh scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Cutty Shock Prohibition 3.7
    Pringles onion flavor seasoning, alcohol fishy scent, vanilla, peat
    I have a coffee note and it's fine

  8. korry78 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In addition to being my favorite daily dram of recent years I think it's one of the best whiskies (not only among blended malts but also among single malts) in terms of value for money (at € 20-25 these days I think it's very difficult to find a better whisky than this...). Excellent both in the nose and in the mouth (lots of vanilla) it also has an excellent texture. Dangerously drinkable despite the high alcohol content. The ending is not long but I forgive it without problems. I've stocked up some.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    find the blend thin, flat, a bit strange

    Compared to the Cutty Storm, the Prohibition does worse, and even the 50% don't bring anything
    • Nose
      malty, sweet, grassy, light fruit, mini sherry, mini smoke, light cherry

      with water: sherry, a little mint, fresh
    • Taste
      full, sticky
      dark malt, becomes spicy

      with water: softer, shortbread, vanilla
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      light malt

      with water: grassy !!, sweet

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    smooth, fruity, woody, caramel


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