Review #494. Cutty Sark 2017

Review #494 | /r/Scotch Review #179 – Cutty Sark (2017)

The Schtick: Another bottom shelf blend. I should be truthful here and let you all know I only suffered through half of this bottle. In the early Spring, the r/whiskonsin boys and I had a bottom shelf blends contest to see who could find the top of the flops, the best of the worst. This is leftover from that. Half the bottle has gone into odd frankenstein projects or cocktail blends. Only half was consumed for the purpose of attempting a quality review.

Distiller: Various

Bottler: Cutty Sark

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle

Nose: Sweet vanilla, lots of perfumey floral notes. Grain.

Taste: Thin, really faint notes like apples, honey, pear, grain, astringent rubber notes. I say they’re all faint because they’re hidden under a blanket of ethanol that’s none too pleasant to dig into.

Finish: Short, astringent rubber notes. Some apple. Mostly grain.

Overall: This was dreadful and consistently so. It wasn’t as bad as Slaughterhouse, though, so that has that going for it. Surprisingly though, this won the blind test against other dreck. Despite that discrepancy, I don’t think people will be rushing out to buy it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 2


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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