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Cutty Sark Intro

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky


When a group of friends created Cutty Sark in 1923, they broke with whisky tradition. As the first Scotch that was made to be mixed, Cutty Sark became an instant classic, capturing the spirit of adventure. 

Cutty Sark's distinctive yellow label has graced the world's best bars and clubs for over 90 years.

 

 

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Cutty Sark Prohibition

Cutty Sark Aged Prohibition Edition
Blended Scotch Whisky

 

Cutty Sark Blended

Cutty Sark
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Cutty Sark Storm

Cutty Sark Storm
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Cutty Sark facts

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Soon after Prohibition began, Captain Bill McCoy began smuggling in Rum Row, the name given to Atlantic waters just outside the US maritime border. His legendary status is due to his reputation of dealing only in the highest quality liquor including, of course, Cutty Sark. Giving rise to the expression ‘the Real McCoy’ – a synonym for integrity and authenticity.

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In 1963 Cutty Sark was 'out of this world'. Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the USA’s first seven astronauts smuggled a miniature (and some cigarettes) for a midnight snack on Mercury 9.

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Cutty Sark Ship

The famous yellow label was the result of a printer’s error.

History


Cutty Sark History

Cutty Sark was conceived on 23rd March 1923 at No. 3 St James’s Street, the address of the world’s oldest and most prestigious wine and spirits merchant. The partners of Berry Bros. & Rudd, Francis Berry and Hugh Rudd, meet with Scottish artist James McBey for lunch. The conversation turned to whisky and it was decided to create a new, lighter style of blended whisky. McBey suggested the name Cutty Sark as the ship had recently returned to London.

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Cutty Sark History

Robertson & Baxter, precursor of Edrington, became sole supplier of Cutty Sark in 1936.

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Cutty Sark Ship

Cutty Sark won the Queen’s Award for Export in 1971. This prestigious recognition was repeated in 1981.

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Cutty Sark Ship

Edrington acquired Cutty Sark in April 2010 from Berry Bros. & Rudd. The following year Cutty Sark unveiled its stunning new packaging and Cutty Sark Tam o’ Shanter was launched.

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Cutty Sark has appeared in Raging Bull, (1980), Goodfellas, (1990), The Sopranos, (1999-2007), Mad Men, (2007 onwards) and Boardwalk Empire as well as many other classics of popular culture.