16 January 2015

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #44

Cutty Sark 33 Year Old
Art Deco Limited Edition
Nose: All the freshly polished oak and leather wares of a stately home study, sherry soaked sultanas, Luxardo maraschino cherries, vanilla infused poached pears, grilled peaches, toffee apples, coconut ice, Cadbury’s Crunchie, Parma violets, espresso coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, wood smoke and the subtlest suggestion of alpine freshness.
Palate: Grilled pineapple rings, pink grapefruit, stewed prunes, clove studded Seville orange, coconut rum, toasted walnuts, sugared almonds, chocolate covered coffee beans, cherries jubilee, Green and Black's vanilla ice cream, burnt caramel, white pepper and a wave-ette of wood smoke.
Finish: An affluently alluring, decadently delicious and opulent oozing, long, lush, lingering finish.
Summary: When it comes to the consistency and quality of their blends, it has to be said that Cutty Sark are always bang on the money. From their £20 standard bottling to this premium £650 offering, there really is a bountiful blended belter in the range to suit every budget. But by jiminy if you get the opportunity to sample this particular Art Deco inspired release, grasp and grab it with both hands, as you’ll be in for one heck of a dramspanking treat!