Cutty Sark Blended Malt Whisky launched in the U.S.May 17th, 2008
Being promoted as “A new whisky for a new generation”, Skyy Spirits, the U.S. importer for Cutty Sark, just announced the release of an new Cutty Sark blended malt Scotch whisky. (A blended malt, for those who are confused, contains no grain whisky like most traditional blended Scotch Whisky. It’s only a blend of different single malts.)
The press release I received describes the whisky this way:
The new Cutty Sark Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, from one of the most recognizable names in Scotch whisky, is 100 percent pure malt scotch made from a marriage of the finest single malts. It offers a classic Speyside character with medium golden, clear and bright color; aromas of light floral, vanilla, with a hint of coconut; and a full flavor with the youthful Speyside sweetness. A clean and dry finish completes the rich and flavorful experience for the most discerning malt whisky drinkers. The new Cutty Sark Malt Scotch retails for $29.99 for a 750ml bottle.
The press release goes on to say that the whisky is a great introduction to the malt whisky category. I have tasted the whisky, and I would have to agree. I will follow up shortly with my thoughts on the whisky.
The whisky is currently being test marketed in Colorado and Georgia, and will be expanded into additional markets later this year.