We were again fortunate enough to be invited along to the latest event in the Whisky Wire’s series of Tweet Tastings. Up for tasting this time was a blend that we’d heard a lot about but had never tasted – Cutty Sark. This was about to change as we were sent four generous samples of whisky including; Cutty Sark Blend, Cutty Sark 12, Cutty Sark 18 and the recently released Tam O’Shanter 25. The tasting was again expertly led by Steve, and we were joined by Kirsteen Campbell, Master Blender at Cutty Sark who entertained us brilliantly with her insight into the whisky we were tasting as well as answering a lot of questions about the nuances of the whisky, its maturation and origins.
Overall the standard of whisky was phenomenal – we were blown away by the consistency across the range and will certainly be looking to get hold of some for the whisky shelf. All four whiskies were lovely but we have picked our favourite two of the night to review ‘properly’. They are the Cutty Sark Blend which represents excellent value for money and is well suited to some alfresco summer drinking, and the sherried delight that is the Tam O’Shanter. Links to the reviews can be found below:
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening again, so a massive thank you to Steve, Kirsteen and every other taster for the company, banter and the whisky. We’re looking forward to seeing what Steve has lined up next!