Review #495. Cutty Sark 1961

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.


Distiller: Various

Bottler: Cutty Sark

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NAS

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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


Decoded:

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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