Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Edrington Group
ABV: 50%
Score: 86 points

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition. Image courtesy Cutty Sark.This blend marks Cutty Sark’s 90th anniversary in 2013, along with the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, and brings back memories of Cutty Sark’s initial rise to fame as a favorite of smugglers and bootleggers during Prohibition. The nose has notes of lemon, dried orange peel, licorice, and hints of rosemary and dried flowers. The taste is thick and oily, and a spiciness develops slowly with pepper and allspice notes. Honey and licorice balance it with a hint of lemon zest. The finish lingers nicely with lemon zest, licorice, and a subtle pepperiness.  (February, 2013)