In March 1923 Hugh Rudd convinced his business partners, the Berry brothers, to create a new, light blended whisky to appeal to American drinkers, who struggled from national prohibition.
Cutty Sark gained excellent reputation among thirsty Americans displeased with terrible tasting moonshine, heavily colored with caramel. Upon the repeal Cutty Sark was well-established brand, in 1961 it was the first Scotch whisky to sell over one million cases. In 2010 the Edrington Group acquired the brand from Berry Bros. & Rudd and soon revamped the presentation. Cutty Sark Storm was created by Kristeen Campbell, the brand master blender, in 2012. It has higher malt content than the standard expression and these single malts are noticeably older. Grain whisky comes from North British Distillery.
Nose: pretty rich and sweet, toffee, raisins, breakfast cereals, peaches, bananas, gooseberries, hint of vanilla and oak.
Palate: light and sweet, vanilla cream, buttered popcorn, toffee, pears, peaches, dash of white pepper and notes of fresh oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of vanilla, oranges, hints of mixed spice and oak.