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    Cutty Sark Composition

    I have had, and enjoyed, a few different Single Malts and decided to try CS. My question is if it may have some Highland Park juice in the blend being from the sane parent company and all. Also the peated scotch component made me think of HP. Coincidence or fact?

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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    The non age stated bottle likely contains:
    - Glenrothes (significant amount)
    - Highland Park (small amount)
    - Macallan (even smaller amount but not likely from sherry casks. Note that Mac fills significant amount of new-make into "fine oak" casks - code for ex-bourbon)
    - many others
    - much more grain (non-malt) whiskies

    The age stated bottles probably contain more of the 3 single malts and less of the grain components, with the proportion of SM/grain increasing with higher ages
    Last edited by portwood; 11-30-2013 at 05:12.
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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    I've always had a fondness for Cutty though it's been quite awhile since we've had any. I expect the blend remains consistent though I doubt the constituent whiskys are aged as long as they once were.
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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    Rather a mish mash of an interview to wade through for a few sentences worth reading. Even got the history wrong, Cutty Sark was named for a boat, not the girl, though the boat was named from the poem.

    I liked the gangster references although history is again being somewhat sanitized. Truth is Cutty was not developed for a World market (the new story), rather it was developed specifically for Prohibition era customers in the U.S. I believe even the company repeats the story of mobster "Legs" Diammond showing up at the doors of Berry Bros. & Rudd with a string of London taxicabs which after being loaded with cases of Cutty departed for parts unknown.

    It could be argued Cutty Sark is the most American of Scottish blends.
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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    Thanks for the info y'all. I figured that the grain component was pretty high being a NAS blend at that price point. This will be another solid inexpensive pour to keep in mind.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    I have never tired Cutty Sark but I have always been interested since my grandfather always had some on hand and it was the spirit of choice by Vince Lombardi. I know that is a stupid reason. I would like to try the newer version, Prohibition.

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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    According to reports LBJ liked it as well.
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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    I read that he liked Weller too!

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    Re: Cutty Sark Composition

    He was big on consensus, probably like vodka when the Russians came to town.
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