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Cutty Sark Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

Cutty Sark

Brand
Cutty Sark
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
Fresh. Touch of green malt. Light vanilla, sultana, green grass, grapes. In time, fennel and herbs.
Palate
Light and cool with a silky mid-palate. Juicy lime. Water brings out a creaminess.
Finish
Medium length with a sweet spiciness.
Comment
Light but balanced.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Vibrant, grainy and sweet at first with some nuttiness too. A herbal quality as well as underlying fruits.
Palate
Refreshing and light with some interesting flavours of coconut, pistachio ice cream. 
Finish
Light toffee and a little spiced apple.
Comment
A refreshing drop and perfect for exploring before dinner.
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