Cutty Sark Cask Strength and Carry on

I’ve got a couple of reviews left from Blended whisky month. I did these reviews in April and then lost my notebook (hence no posts for a week). Luckily it turned up (I had notes for a 50 year old in there!), so I’m going to put up the last few reviews for blended whisky month in the next couple of days and then we will be back to normal.

This blend is particularly good. A limited edition made by the guys at caskstrength.net as the ‘C’ in their cask strength and carry on series of bottlings. The series previously produced a limited edition Arran and a Ben Riach. This Cutty was made to mark the 90th anniversary of the creation of the blend and was put together by the Cutty master blender Kirsteen Campbell in partnership with Neil and Joel from caskstrength.net. I wonder what whisky ‘X’ will be…

A cask strength blend was a fantastic idea and I have really been enjoying this. Each bottle is labelled “1 of 500”, so don’t worry, I didn’t drink a fortune away! Here are the dramstats:

  • CuttyCSABV 51.4%
  • Price £34.95

Nose: Roasted nuts, sea spray and wort on a first sniff. Then huge citrus, lemon opal fruits (starburst for the kids), grated lime and lemon meringue pie (the meringue note is particularly nice).

Palate: Lemon opal fruits, roasted peanuts and fresh bitter lemon.

Finish: Some oak, lemoncello, and a touch of white pepper.

Verdict: This is excellent and at a totally bargain price. There are still some left and I am seriously thinking about buying another one. It’s particularly good for enjoying outdoors. Great of the summer!

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