Friday, October 23, 2015

Cutty Sark Tam o’ Shanter 25 Year Old Scotch

Cutty Sark Tam o’ Shanter 25 Year Old Scotch...$258.99
46.5% ABV
Cutty Sark Tam o’ Shanter is a new variant of the existing award-winning Cutty Sark 25 year old blend with a distinctly darker, wilder side. Tam o’ Shanter is a poem by beloved Scottish poet Robert Burns and it is this poem which inspired the naming of the Cutty Sark Clipper and Cutty Sark original Scotch whisky. This bottling is the first limited edition specially selected by Kirsteen Campbell, Master Blender at Cutty Sark presented in a stunning oak box including specially commissioned book by Scottish artist Alexander Goudie – a rare expression which makes a fantastic gift or collectors pack. The whisky itself in this limited edition is a fullbodied, boisterous and sweet 25 year old expression; its rich, shadowy dark amber colour perfectly reflects the roots of the brand’s origin.

COLOUR:Rich, shadowy dark amber as if glistening from a subterranean Gothic fire.
NOSE:Full bodied, boisterous and sweet with a darkly sinister menace, rich velvet curtains surround dark chocolate, eucalyptus, cracked black pepper and drying mint whilst dancing with rich full sherry sweetness and toffee. Waves of flavour and texture envelop your tongue, powerfully tantalising and teasing your taste buds.
PALATE:Drifting incense held in the evening air, exotic spices, jasmine, anise and sandalwood dance and leap out of the glass - promising something
FINISH:Lingering, long, rich, sweet yet spicy. Truly full-bodied whisky with which to face Auld Nick himself. A maleficent dram!

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