The chairmen of Emporia Brands and Berry Bros & Rudd yesterday (27 March) signed an agreement appointing Emporia as UK sales agent for Cutty Sark, the Scotch whisky brand.

Speaking at the signing, Simon Berry, chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, said "Cutty Sark is unique because it was the first whisky to be launched by a specialist wine merchant." 

Emporia's chairman, James Rackham, added: "I believe that the time is now right to re-introduce Cutty Sark in the UK and I am confident that we can soon establish the brand in the growing premium sector as a high quality whisky with a subtle and elegant taste that suits today's consumer."