NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2013) –Cutty Sark is announcing a new edition to its line of blended Scotch whiskies. A nod to the brand’s origins during the Prohibition era, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky pays tribute to the style of liquid consumed during the 1920s.
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 prevalent during the Prohibition era.
“This blend is created with exact precision as Captain McCoy himself would approve to celebrate the 80th anniversary of such a significant era,” said Kirsteen Campbell, Cutty Sark Master Blender. “We look forward to sharing this whisky with those who possess the same free spirit as McCoy’s original fans did in the 1920s.”
Cutty 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).
The full flavor of Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is composed of black pepper and toffee notes with a subtle hint of vanilla and citrus fruits and a smooth finish due to its cold filtration process.
Appearance: Warm golden color
Nose: Soft, ripe citrus fruits, honey and vanilla
Palate: Creamy richness, hints of toffee with peppery notes
Finish: Smooth with subtle hints of spice
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition is available now in select markets, rolling out nationwide throughout 2014 with a recommended retail price of $29.99.
About Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark was introduced to the United States by Captain William McCoy, who gained notoriety when he began smuggling the whisky into speakeasies during the Prohibition era (1920 – 1933). His contraband was uncut and unadulterated, leading to the blend’s impeccable reputation after Prohibition ended.
The Cutty Sark global brand portfolio includes Cutty Sark Blend, Cutty Sark Storm, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition, Cutty Sark 12 Years Old, Cutty Sark 18 Years Old and limited edition Cutty Sark Tam O’Shanter. Cutty Sark Original Blend, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition and Cutty Sark Tam O’Shanter are available in the United States. Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky is owned by Edrington Distillers Ltd. and exclusively imported to the U.S. by Rémy Cointreau USA, inc.