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.
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
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) – Bronze
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