Cutty Sark tells BourbonBlog.com that they’ve released a new edition with nod to the brand’s origins during the Prohibition era. The new Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky pays tribute to the style of liquid consumed during the 1920s.
Sark Prohibition Edition is handcrafted in Scotland in small batches from top quality grain and single malt whiskies, matured in American Oak casks and bottled at 50% ABV (100 proof). Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is available now in select markets, rolling out nationwide throughout 2014 with a retail price of around $29.99.
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition (coined “Cutty Pro” by its early adopters) salutes the notorious Captain William McCoy, who courageously smuggled Cutty Sark into American speakeasies. McCoy possessed an infamous reputation as a distributor of the highest quality products, always genuine and never adulterated, giving rise to Cutty Sark’s affectionate nickname, “The Real McCoy.”
The black opaque bottle design and cork seal are a respectful hat tip to the type of whisky bottles “This blend is created with exact precision as Captain McCoy himself would approve to celebrate the 80th anniversary of such a significant era,” says Kirsteen Campbell, Cutty Sark Master Blender.
We’re told that black pepper and toffee notes with hints of vanilla are to be expected. We’ll bring you our review of this new whisky soon on BourbonBlog.com.
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