Review #495 | /r/Scotch Review #180 – Cutty Sark (1961)
The Schtick: Comes with a built in pourer! Figured this might be an interesting / fun side by side experiment.
Bottler: Cutty Sark
ABV: 43% ABV
Source: Bottle, Inherited
Nose: Heavy graham cracker. Faint ethanol, lots of grain. Sweet confectioners sugar.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, caramel apple, faint smoke, honey and vanilla. Much less grain tasting than expected
Finish: Short, astringent. Heavy caramel notes, honey and apple.
Overall: This is significantly better than the product released by Cutty today. Unfortunately, that means it’s still sub-par whiskey.
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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