Cutty Sark Prohibition
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pepper
  • spicy
  • toffee
  • caramel
  • citrus
  • sweet
  • sugar
  • dry
  • vanilla

Cutty Sark

Prohibition (0.75l, 50%)
Price $28.99

Flaviar Members get free shipping on qualifying orders.

Join the club
Character Goatson
Hot chicks, fast ships, and whisky… some things never change… and at nearly cask-strength, this blended Scotch has flavor to spare.  

Cutty Sark has been around a long time… since 1923. But they are a Whisky produced by The Edrington Group, which as been around in various forms since 1850 and is owned by the Robertson family. Why do you care? Because they make a LOT of Whisky, including perennial Single-malt favorite The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, and Highland Park for goodness sake! They also own Brugal, which is the leading golden Rum in the Caribbean and Snow Leopard Vodka. The Edrington Group are not one of the super-giant-behemoths, but there is some serious skill in their bottles. 
 
Cutty Sark produces a wide range of blended Whiskies that have formed the core of back-bars for decades. The Whisky gets its name from the ship — The Cutty Sark — which was one of the last and fastest sailing cargo ships ever made. And it was built just a few miles from the distillery about the time the Robertson's started distilling near Glasgow, Scotland. The ship, in turn, was named after… ahem… a scantily-clad character in Robert Burn’s famous poem, "Tam ‘o Shanter." In fact, "cutty-sark" roughly translates to "short skirt" in the local vernacular.  Hot chicks, fast ships, and Whisky… some things never change. A carving of the fetching and bewitching lass was carved into the bow of the ship. 
 
Cutty Sark Prohibition is dedicated to the "notorious Captain William McCoy" who smuggled Cutty Sark into America during the dark days of Prohibition. So for this special edition bottling of their core blended Scotch Whisky, they pulled out all the stops. 
 
The bottle is rich black glass, the label old-school, and the Spirit is bottled at 50% ABV like it was back in the 1920s. The normal Cutty Sark is 40% ABV, so Cutty Sark Prohibition makes that other stuff look like a schoolboy. And all Cutty Sarks are "blended Scotch" Whiskies, which means that they balance it out with other grains to ensure a consistent flavor profile. At nearly cask-strength, it has flavor to spare. 
 
SmartAss Corner:
In the film Goodfellas, Joe Pesci’s character — Tommy De Vito — orders a "Cutty and water." It was one of the most popular drinks among mobsters during their heyday. 
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Baking spice and citrus
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Toffee and pepper
 
Finish
Warm and dry
Flavor Spiral TM
About the Flavor Spiral
What does Cutty Sark Prohibition taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Cutty Sark Prohibition and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Back to flavor spiral
  • pepper
  • spicy
  • toffee
  • caramel
  • citrus
  • sweet
  • sugar
  • dry
  • vanilla
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Similar drinks
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
from