Cutty Sark “The Whisky Enthusiast’s Dream Job..?” – Scotch Whisky News

Imagine spending every working day nosing hundreds of samples of whisky. Then deciding which malts will work most harmoniously together, and combine perfectly with top quality grain whisky, all the while ensuring each batch tastes exactly as brilliant as the last one. That’s pretty much what our Master Blender Kirsteen Campbell does.

As you’d expect, Kirsteen has an acute sense of smell. This natural ability combined with over a decade of hard work and training results in a talent for making great whisky. She perfected her skills by working with the best in the business; one of her mentors was John Ramsay, a recipient of the Whisky Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his pioneering 40 year career. Kirsteen learnt much from John, a multi-award-winning blender with a very broad range and a dignified, quiet public persona. She was appointed Cutty Sark Master Blender in 2010.

Kirsteen’s first expression of Cutty Sark, the limited edition 25 year old Tam o’ Shanter, has won Gold Medals at both the International Spirits Challenge 2012 and the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012, where it was awarded a Trophy for best blended Scotch.

(WhiskyCast Episode 381 August 4th, 2012)

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