Dr. Jekyll’s Whisky Bar has a huge selection of whiskies and it is not always easy to pick a whisky to taste. The last time I visited I was served a whisky blind. Which I love! It really challenges all the senses.
Well, I did not get it right. The bartender revealed the whisky: Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition, a NAS blend bottled at 50 ABV after been matured in bourbon casks. This is the story behind the whisky:
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”.
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is available in Norway at NOK 519,90.
Young and malty on the nose at first. I get bananas and fresh licorice before it turns darker with coffee, chocolate and herbs. The nose changed the whole time actually. Quite warm and a bit dusty. Rich and warm on the palate. I get chocolate, salt and white pepper. Smooth and soft. A very sweet and spicy finish. Sugar, chocolate and chili.
My score: nose 20 / taste 22 / finish 22 / balance 21 = 85