Cutty Sark


Cutty Sark // Scotland

community rating

2 out of 5 stars
( 312 )

Launched in the midst of Prohibition, this blend was created to provide a lighter whisky, both in color and in taste, to better suit wine drinkers, which it did to great success. Cutty Sark is named after the world's fastest ship at the time, a tea clipper, itself named after a young witch character in a poem written by celebrated poet and Scotsman, Robert Burns.

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  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    used American Oak barrels

Tasting Notes

"The aroma calls to mind a lemon heavy hot toddy. Herbaceous honey is bright on your nose and as you dig a little deeper, you'll find grains and pears. The smoke factor is minimal and more of a char than peat reek. The whisky is quite oily, and while not entirely complex, it finishes pleasantly with more cereal and honey. "

Score 82

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