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Cutty Sark Tam o'Shanter - Toasting the Bard - Robert Burns Birthday - 25th January

THE PERFECT DRAM TO TOAST THE BARD

“Tam tint his reason a’ thegither,

And roars out, ‘Weel done, Cutty-sark!’

And in an instant all was dark:

And scarcely had he Maggie rallied

When out the hellish legion sallied.”

Excerpt from Tam o’Shanter by Robert Burns (written 1790)

If you’re looking to raise a toast to Scotland’s national poet this Burns Night (25th January) then look no further than the award winning Cutty Sark Tam o’Shanter Blended Scotch Whisky. This expression is a development of the acclaimed Cutty Sark 25 year old with a distinctly darker, wilder side befitting of Burns’ famous Tam O’Shanter tale.

The bottle itself features a scene from the poem etched around the bottle, as well as a wax closure showing Tam’s face. The designs are inspired by the late Alexander Goudie, one of Scotland’s finest figurative painters. The bottle is presented in a stunning bespoke oak gift box also decorated in the style of Goudie.  It also contains a 134-page book which tells the Tam o’ Shanter story through over 50 illustrated scenes by Goudie, bringing Tam’s story to life in a distinctive and dramatic style, and would make the perfect gift for whisky and poetry lovers alike.

The Tam o’Shanter bottling is an exploration of the Cutty Sark brand’s fascinating heritage, and tells the story of how the whisky got its name. The name ‘Cutty Sark’ was selected by the builders of the famous clipper now homed in Greenwich, from the poem Tam o’Shanter, penned by Robert Burns in 1791. The tale, last year named as Scotland’s favourite Burns poem*, tells the story of an Ayrshire man, Tam, who when riding home from the pub one evening happens across a gathering of witches and warlocks. One of the witches, Nannie, who is described to be wearing a short shirt, or ‘Cutty Sark’, chases after Tam, but only manages to catch the tail of his horse before he makes his escape.

Only 5,000 bottles of this new blend have been created. It is available from The Whisky Shop, The Whisky Exchange and Gleneagles priced at £199 (RRP). It can also be enjoyed by the dram at Gleneagles.

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky was first created in London 1923 and relaunched in the UK in 2010. This lighter blend is a versatile whisky and makes a perfect base for long mixed drinks. For more information on Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky please visit www.cutty-sark.com.

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Highland Park The Valhalla Collection Set Single Malt WhiskyHighland Park The Valhalla Collection Set Single Malt Whisky

To find out the tasting notes for all four Highland Park - Valhalla Collections and other details about these bottles please click here for more details, .

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Ardbeg AN OA Single Malt Scotch WhiskyArdbeg AN OA Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nose: Powerful, oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed, sharp herbal hints. Waves of spicy black pepper
Palate: Peppery, treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, smoky bacon, dark chocolate, peachy and fruity, hickory wood
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Convalmore 32 Year Old 2017 Release Single Malt WhiskyConvalmore 32 Year Old 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky

Distillery:  Convalmore

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Arran Malt The Exciseman Volume 3 Smugglers Series Limited Release Single Malt Scotch WhiskyArran Malt The Exciseman Volume 3 Smugglers Series Limited Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Arran

Nose: The rich honeyed character is immediate on the nose, luxuriously decadent. The fresh coastal character is also evident. Apples, vanilla and a touch of spice are also subtly present with a hint of toasted oak. Click to read full tasting notes.

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Highland Park Freya - The Valhalla Collection 16 Year Old Single Malt WhiskyHighland Park Freya - The Valhalla Collection 16 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Distillery:  Highland Park

Colour/Appearance: Fair gold.
Nose: Mild sweet smoke, green apple, sweet butter icing, coconut and cream, lemon peal. Palate: Vanilla cream, spiciness, marmalade, cinnamon spice, oaky spice, leafy green notes, bark and damp twigs. Finish: Gentle spice, warming.

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Scapa 1980 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch WhiskyScapa 1980 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Scapa

Colour/Appearance: Light Gold.
Nose: Rich, spices, cinnamon, honey, zest, barley, sweet cereals.
Palate: Honey, juicy barley, notes of orange and cacao, oaky and winter spices.
Finish: Spicy, long and warming.

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Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch WhiskyGlenfarclas 40 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Glenfarclas

Nose: Chocolate, raisins, prunes, touches of mint, leather.
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