A new release from the well loved Cutty Sark brand, this 12 Year Old blend is mellow and full of flavour.
Cutty Sark came to life in 1923, right on the cusp of prohibition era America. It quickly became a much loved blend and was smuggled across the states. The name comes from the ship used to carry tea across the world.
This new blend joins the Cutty Sark Original and Prohibition releases, which are the flagship expressions. It has been matured in both Bourbon and Sherry casks before being married together.
Cutty Sark’s Master Blender Stephen Woodcock said, “Aged for 12 years in hand selected oak casks and with notes of dried and tropical fruits, spice, cloves, ginger and a subtle hint of sea salt, Cutty Sark 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky pays tribute to the ship’s many anchor points and its long, proud maritime history.”
Sylvia Bernard, International Marketing Director at Cutty Sark’s parent brand La Martiniquaise‐Bardinet, talked about the brand’s excitment at adding to Cutty Sark’s line up, “We are very excited to enrich the Cutty Sark family. This new reference is a wonderful opportunity to communicate on the heritage, status and quality of the brand while remaining audacious and iconic. This is a first step to build the foundations of an enlarged Cutty range to appeal to Whisky enthusiasts and recruit the next generation of Scotch consumers.”
Tasting notes for Cutty Sark 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
The nose begins with big notes of caramel, orchard fruits and oak wood. There are hints of pastries and lightly buttered toast as well.
The palate really brings out the soft mouthfeel and is full of sweet nuts, toffee and more orchard flavours. Pears, apples and vanilla give it a mellow flavour with a slightly tart edge. There is a salty note as well, which rounds the flavour profile off perfectly.
The finish is bursting with salt, fruit notes and oak wood.
This new addition to the Cutty Sark line up is a brilliant blend, full of flavour and perfectly combined. It is worth a look in regardless of whether you’re a fan of Cutty Sark or not.
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