Thursday, 19 April 2012

Whisky Discovery #72

Cutty Sark 12 Year Old (40% abv)
Blended Scotch Whisky
circa £31.00 70cl

Tweet Tasting Cutty Sark 12 Year Old

For our second dram of the evening we sampled the 12 year old expression.

Kirsteen told us that the cask make-up for  is mainly American Oak influenced, like the Blend, but also European Oak in refill casks

A testament to the art of blending, Cutty Sark 12 Years Old is light, bright and elegant. It has the Cutty trademark hint of sweetness and a rounded finish.

Cutty Sark 12 Years Old is especially blended for those consumers who are looking for a deluxe Scotch whisky with exceptional depth, yet with the elegant balance and long finish that is characteristic of the Cutty Sark house style.

Michael Jackson suggested this as "a whisky for the beach" 

My favourite tweet for the 12 Year Old came from @boardsy who tweeted "I'm sure I can taste those little biscuits you get with an espresso when you are abroad!"

So What Did I Think?

Colour Golden Straw, clear and bright

Nose: Well I got an immediate pear drops note on the nose which surprised me! This was followed by a buttery heavy set marmalade on toast - I suggested that it might be perfect for breakfast! On a second dram the sherried fruits, sweet toffee, honey, oak, the salty seaweed experienced in the Original blend, maybe even a little chocolate - definitely another complex nose

Palate: Light and soft with sweet vanilla, a touch of tropical fruit, perfume note, citrus. Elegant,

Finish Fairly short on the finish with a salty dried seaweed taste

Another smashing dram and worth looking out for. A very complex nose with so much going on. Another thumbs up from me, and the rest of the Tweet Tasters agreed too, with a couple saying it will be on their shelves soon.

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