Happy Whisky Wednesday Dear Readers!
Today’s journey of the pallet takes us back to the land without the “e” – Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky.
I admit to being a naturally skeptical man, especially with regards to Cutty as it has not always agreed with me, but seeing as how it was Lyndon B. Johnson’s drink of choice, I was compelled to honor my favorite president by giving “The Real McCoy” another shot (pun intended).
Despite the black, intimidating label, Prohibition is light in color – a cool compromise between honey and amber. The lightness in appearance is matched by the softness of its flavor – smooth, slightly sweet, and without a hint of peat.
Be warned though, this whisky was designed to evade the likes of Eliot Ness, and that ruggedness is reflected in its 100 proof. I say bring on the proof! Fortune favors the bold, and the readers of Cigar & Whiskey are nothing if not adventurous.
But as always, further research is needed…