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Cutty Sark launches 12-year-old whisky

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has extended its Cutty Sark portfolio with the launch of a 12-year-old blended whisky.

The 12-year-old has more Sherry influence than the original expression

The French drinks group, which also owns Glen Moray Scotch whisky, officially launched the one-litre bottle of Cutty Sark 12 Years Old at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France, this week. It is available in duty free in the Middle East.

Bottled at 40% ABV, the 700ml format will be available in domestic markets from March next year.

It will retail for “around the same price as Chivas 12”, which is currently priced at £19.95 (US$28) on The Whisky Exchange.

Sylvia Bernard, international marketing director, La Martiniquaise-Bardinet, said: “We are very excited to be launching the 12-year-old. Cutty Sark 12 has more Sherry notes than the original but still has that smoothness.

“The brand has huge awareness in a lot of countries. The 12 is our first step to build the foundations to recruit the next generation of Scotch consumers.”

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet acquired Cutty Sark from Edrington in 2018 for an undisclosed amount.

Earlier this year, the brand became a corporate partner of London’s Royal Museums Greenwich, where its namesake ship is housed.

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet revealed the 12-year-old at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes

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