If the British Empire had been built on whisky rather than gin mankind would be on Mars by now.

Cutty Sark is a popular range of blended Scotch Whisky from home-town heroes Edrington. Named after the Cutty Sark, the fastest of all the 19th century Tea clippers that plied their trade over tempestuous seas from China to Britain, and built 10 miles down the river Clyde from Glasgow in Dumbarton.

Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London

Nearly a century old, Cutty Sark, the whisky, was first created by Berry Bros. & Rudd in 1923 with the spiritual home (pun intended) of the blend being the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside. The fastest whisky in the world is an eay to drink blended scotch, light in colour and flavour, and ‘born to mix’ as the marketeers will tell you.

Tasting Notes

The Nose:  Sweet orange, apples and toffee,

The Palate: Clean, balanced, sweet and lively. Crisp apple and citrus fruits with hints of vanilla and caramel.

The Finish: Short, sharp and to the point. Sweet vanilla fades to a gently spiced maltiness with a hint of smoke.

Cutty Sark is a versatile whisky. It’s a smooth blend, golden and bright, smooth, vibrant, sweet and uplifting.
It doesn’t need ice, but it works well with it, further flavours released as it melts.
It can be sipped neat, or with your mixer of choice.
It makes a great hightball, whether flavoured or simply with soda.

Roadtested at the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, London, England.