Between 1919 and 1933 the National Prohibition Act was an accepted facet of American life, whereby no sales of any spirits was permitted.
Paradoxically, during Prohibition, Scotch whisky sales increased rather than diminished!
In 1925, Berry Bros & Rudd, owners of Cutty Sark had an agent in the States by the name of Captain William McCoy. He was a well-known smuggler or "bootlegger" and gained an excellent reputation for providing this pale blend with the exceptional taste that was so well received that Cutty Sark became known as "the real McCoy" meaning "the genuine article".
CUTTY BLACK BLENDED WHISKY 40%
Wow!! A summer orchard of cranberries, strawberries, cherries and wafting across from one corner, a compost of burning leaves with melting red iced lollies to cool the summer heat. The fruit picked from the rustling trees and vines is now a stewed mix doused in Oloroso sherry.
Soft, sherried and smooth on the tongue, the rich marinated fruit salad is now overwhelmed by the peat smoke leaving a long lingering, charred and smoked Spanish cask.
Water will bring out toffee and just adds to the splendour! 91