Episode 29

Published on:

23rd Oct 2020

Episode 29: Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Episode 29 features Cutty Sark's Prohibition Edition. An homage to the brand's birth during Prohibition, it is bottled at 50% ABV, or 100 proof.

Enjoy this episode with a wee dram of Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition.

Cutty Sark's official website: https://www.cutty-sark.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1923 - Idea to create a new, lighter style of blended whisky was thought up on the 23rd of March, at No. 3 James Street in London.
  • 1923 - Captain Bill McCoy, noted rum runner, was arrested for violation of the Volstead Act on November 23.
  • 1934 - 7,000 cases sold
  • 1936 - 80,000+ cases sold
  • 1956 - Advertising begins
  • 1961 - Attains designation as the best selling Scotch whisky in the USA
  • 1968 - 2.4 Million cases sold
  • 2013 - Introduction of Prohibition Edition on the 80th Anniversary of the end of Prohibition
  • 2018 - Glen Turner Company Limited acquires Cutty Sark

Key Cocktails:

Neat. A few drops of water if you like.


Wikipedia article on Captain Bill McCoy

YouTube Review of Prohibition Edition by Whisk[e]y Vault

YouTube Review of Prohibition Edition by Whisky.com

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.