Cutty Sark

When a group of friends created Cutty Sark in 1923, they broke with whisky tradition. As the first Scotch that is made to be mixed, Cutty Sark captures the spirit of adventure.  Cutty Sark is an iconic whisky; the distinctive yellow label has graced the world’s best bars and clubs for nearly 80 years. The first light-coloured blended whisky, it was launched at the height of cocktail culture and it has remained synonymous with enjoying great drinks in great company ever since.

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CUTTY SARK BLEND

If a single malt is like a virtuoso musician, then a blended whisky is the full orchestra. A top quality blended whisky has more range, depth, complexity and balance than a malt. Carefully selected single malt whiskies, predominantly from Speyside (the cradle of single malt whisky distillation), are expertly blended with top quality grain whiskies to make Cutty Sark. It is matured predominantly in American oak casks which impart less colour to the spirit but impart further subtle and complex flavours. Once matured, the malts are blended together, as are the grain whiskies. This process is a particular feature of Cutty Sark and ensures the final blend is harmonised and, therefore, consistent in colour and flavour.

CUTTY SARK PROHIBITION EDITION

Released 90 years after the end of the era which it celebrates, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition has been crafted as a salute to the notorious Captain William McCoy, who smuggled Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky into America during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Captain McCoy’s impeccable reputation for fairness and dealing only in the finest, genuine and unadulterated liquor gave rise to Cutty Sark being referred to as “The Real McCoy”. This is a “small batch” blend of the finest single malts and top-quality grain whiskies. Hand-selected American oak casks give subtle signature flavours of vanilla and citrus fruits, whilst the overall flavours and finish are extremely smooth and thrillingly complex. The black glass bottle has a cork seal – reflecting the traditions of the time.

CUTTY SARK TAM O’SHANTER

A 25 year old blended whisky, released to celebrate Burns Night 2012. It’s named for one of Burns’s most famous poems, the epic Tam O’Shanter, a tale of staying too late in the pub and the ghostly visions that Tam saw on the way home. The whisky comes in a hefty wooden box and both box and bottle are adorned with scenes of the horrors that Tam encountered. It comes with a beautiful book featuring the full text of the poem, some history and a selection of art inspired by the story.