Cutty Sark originated a new style of Whisky. Blended to suit the American palate, which prefers a lighter style, the most notable influence in Cutty Sark is from the inclusion of select Speyside malts. American oak casks, most of which have held sherry, are then set aside to bring out the characteristic flavour and aroma of each whisky in the Cutty Sark blend, and to gently impart colour during the 4-10 year maturation. No caramel is added to enhance the colour.
Quality shines through in its pale golden colour, fragrant with hints of vanilla and oak. Cutty Sark is clean and fresh on the palate with hints of smoky sweetness and a clean, crisp finish.
Tasting Note: Deep tawny colour, distinctive yellow-green of extended wood maturation. Nose: raisin fruits, fruitcake, liquorice, roasted walnuts, vanillin oak with a sweet full and round mid-palate, persistent finish.