The Whisky

Cutty Sark is an iconic whisky; the distinctive yellow label has graced the world’s best bars and clubs for over 90 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.

I take huge pleasure in the fact that right now, someone, somewhere is pouring a Cutty Sark for their friends. I am very much looking forward to maintaining Cutty’s reputation while, at the same time, developing exciting new whiskies to complement the range. I hope you enjoy reading about our current range.

Kirsteen Campbell – Master Blender

Cutty Sark Blend 40% ABV

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.

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Tasting notes

Colour:
Alluring; golden and bright.
Nose:
Accessible; fresh and enticing with vanilla and citrus fruits.
Palate:
Clean; balanced and lively with vanilla ice cream and caramel.
Finish:
Smooth; vibrant, sweet and uplifting – it leaves you wanting more.

Prohibition Edition 50% ABV (100 US PROOF)

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”. Prohibition Edition is bottled at 50% ABV (100 Proof – USA Measure), whilst our regular Cutty Sark blend is 40% ABV. 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.

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Tasting notes

Colour:
Warm golden colour, early morning sunshine setting the heavens on fire.
Nose:
Complex and powerful, layers of soft ripe citrus fruits, dipped in fresh honey and dusted with fragrant spices.
Palate:
Creamy mouth-coating richness, hints of toffee with mouth-wateringly playful peppery notes which tingle the edges of the tongue.
Finish:
Super smooth with soft lingering warmth and subtle hints of spice.