An extremely popular blended whisky. The brand was first introduced by the United Kingdom’s oldest wine merchants, Berry Bros. & Rudd, who have an excellent reputation for choosing and bottling casks of whisky. The blend’s core is considered to be Glenrothes, which Berry Bros. now owns (though Edrington own Cutty Sark). Cutty Sark is named in tribute both to Robbie Burns’ “Tam o” Shanter’ and the Cutty Sark tea clipper, now housed in a dry dock in Greenwich, but once the fastest ship in the world. The brand demonstrated its commitment to its maritime roots by sponsoring the Tall Ships’ Races for many years. Cutty Sark has been one of the most referenced whiskies in popular culture, featuring in countless films and novels. The whisky itself is wonderfully balanced, with light, gentle grassy flavours, and slight notes of herbs and hay.