Cutty Sark's limited new brand is truly poetic

Tam and his cronies drinking
in the opening scene of the poem.
Fans of Cutty Sark whisky who are interested in scoring a bottle of a new limited edition expression may have to go to unusual lengths to do so.

Adrington Group, which owns the Scotch whisky brand, has launched Tam o’Shanter blended whisky, but only 5,000 bottles and to be sold only in duty-free and travel-retail shops.

However, it may be well worth the effort.

Tam o'Shanter is the first expression created by Cutty Sark master blender Kirsteen Campbell and is a development of the Cutty Sark 25yo.

Tam o'Shanter takes its name from the poem written by Robert Burns, Scotland's immortal poet, in 1790.

The bottle features a scene from the poem etched around the bottle, and has a wax closure showing Tam’s face.

The bottle is presented in a premium bespoke oak gift box, decorated in the style of famous Scottish painter Alexander Goudie, with a 134-page book telling the story of Tam o’Shanter through more than 50 illustrated scenes by Goudie. The recommended retail price is $329.

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