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A blend of grain whiskies and more than 30 single malt whiskies, predominantly from Speyside, matured mostly in American oak sherry-seasoned casks (no age statement is declared). After blending, Cutty Sark benefits from an extended marrying period of six months in a vat prior to bottling.
Billed as being the "first Scotch whisky specially created to be served straight from the freezer", this blended Scotch grain whisky is named after a hardy variety of grouse that lives in the highest mountains of the Scottish Highlands.
Originally named 'Black Grouse' after the rare Black Grouse, a rare cousin to the better known Red Grouse. Only around 5,000 male Black Grouse birds survive in Britain and 50 pence from each bottle of whisky sold is donated to the RSPB charity towards conservation work.
The Famous Grouse is the No.1 whisky in Scotland and No.6 blended whisky worldwide. Its origins lie in the early 1800s when Matthew Gloag established a grocery and wine shop at 24 Atholl Street, Perth.
Blended using whiskies from 1981 and subsequent years, 5,000 collectable ceramic Wade decanters were released in 2011, each adorned with three illustrations of the grouse taking flight, painted by British wildlife artist Rodger McPhail, the artist behind the Grouse label itself.
Launched in 1996 by The Edrington Group, makers of The Famous Grouse Scotch this gin is named after Matthew Gloag, the man who created Famous Grouse. An extended steeping period is used to extract the flavour from the 11 botanicals, which include sweet orange peel, nutmeg and grains of paradise.
Launched at the at TFWA World Exhibition in September 2011, The Black Grouse Alpha Edition is a richer, smokier expression of regular The Black Grouse with a greater concentration of aged, peaty malt whiskies in the blend.
Like the regular Cutty Sark blend, Storm is based on grain whisky from the North British Distillery but with a higher proportion of malt whiskies, which are also considerably older. Being an Edrington owned blend these malts include a high proportion of the company’s Highland Park and The Macallan.
Released in 2013 to celebrate Cutty Sark’s 90th birthday and 80 years since the repeal of American Prohibition on 5th December 1933– remember Cutty Sark was created for smugglers to sell into the lucrative U.S. market during prohibition. Aged in American oak casks and bottled at 100 U.S. proof.
As the name and bird on the label suggests this alcoholic ginger beer contains Famous Grouse Scotch whisky, although this only constitutes 30% of the spirit base, meaning that 70% of the alcohol is neutral spirit.
Released in November 2014 and limited to 3,456 bottles globally, Cutty Sark Thirty Three Year Old is presented in a bespoke bottle decorated with sunburst and geometric designs in keeping with the Art Deco name.