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    Cutty Sark Prohibition

    My local store has the Cutty Sark Prohibition on sale for $30, that combined with the Whiskey Advocate’s Top 10 whiskies of the summer which ranked Prohibition at #7 – convinced me to open my wallet. http://www.whiskyadvocateblog.com/20...-summer-issue/
    Very pleasantly surprised – it’s a cracking good dram, especially for the price point. Reminds me of a good highland style – touch of smoke, good mouth-feel, bit of sherry. Really very nice and at 50% ABV, it sneaks up on you with its smoothness.
    If you’ve tried it, what are your thoughts on it?

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    Ill buy this one on sight, but I haven't seen it yet. If anyone has any knowledge about distribution (particularly Texas, but elsewhere as well) I'd love to hear it.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    I have never tired Cutty Sark but I have always been interested since that was the spirit of choice by Vince Lombardi. I know that is a stupid reason. I have never had a high level scotch. If you were to compare Cutty Sark to a bourbon, what would be comparable?

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    To a Bourbon Four Roses Yellow Label but that sort of comparison really doesn't work. Cutty is a blended Scotch in the lighter style and any Straight Bourbon is going to be a good bit more robust in flavor and texture. One of the dryer Canadian house styles would be closer as they essentially copied the Scots model for blending whisky.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    Cutty Sark is a good argument for reinstituting prohibition.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    To a Bourbon Four Roses Yellow Label but that sort of comparison really doesn't work. Cutty is a blended Scotch in the lighter style and any Straight Bourbon is going to be a good bit more robust in flavor and texture. One of the dryer Canadian house styles would be closer as they essentially copied the Scots model for blending whisky.
    So maybe something like Canadian Club or Crown Royal....It sounds like I am not missing much.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    Traditional CC with more floral notes perhaps, Crown Royal is too sweet to compare.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    Quote Originally Posted by ATXWhiskey View Post
    Ill buy this one on sight, but I haven't seen it yet. If anyone has any knowledge about distribution (particularly Texas, but elsewhere as well) I'd love to hear it.
    The latest info I heard was that it will start being distributed in the U.S. in the September/October time frame.
    Publisher and Editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    @johnhansell - interesting. I wonder if Rhode Island is a test market then? Might be a rare case of for once Rhode Island gets something ahead of most places - which is usually not the case at all. I do know that it is not moving off the shelves very quickly here in Providence - my guess is the lack of any marketing support combined with Cutty's reputation is not helping the cause. Hopefully when it launches there will be a big marketing push ala Monkey Shoulder because I'd like to see quality drams like this one succeed.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Prohibition

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskyRI View Post
    @johnhansell - interesting. I wonder if Rhode Island is a test market then? Might be a rare case of for once Rhode Island gets something ahead of most places - which is usually not the case at all. I do know that it is not moving off the shelves very quickly here in Providence - my guess is the lack of any marketing support combined with Cutty's reputation is not helping the cause. Hopefully when it launches there will be a big marketing push ala Monkey Shoulder because I'd like to see quality drams like this one succeed.
    I too have been waiting eagerly for CS Prohibition to appear here in southeast Florida. In the latest edition of Whisky Advocate, John Hansell himself gave it 90 points, a phenomenally high rating for what is essentially a blended Scotch (as opposed to a generally more highly regarded single malt). As one who enjoys excellent bourbon as well as single malt scotch, a couple of the reasons I'm curious to try CS Prohibition is that it's extremely rare to find a worthwhile scotch blend that's significantly over 40% ABV (CS Pro is 50%!!) and for a reportedly extremely reasonable price, i.e., around $30.

 

 

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