Vintage cutty sark mirror, scotch whisky sign, gallon nautical, collectables, advertising piece.
This vintage whisky advertisement is a stunning piece of art, featuring an intricate design with the branding and the royal crest, detailed wording and a beautiful image of a galleon. It is an attractive Scottish whisky item in a dark wooden frame in excellent vintage condition, showcasing signs of an authentic patina.
The label CUTTY SARK Whisky was designed by James MacBey, a renowned Scottish artist and a passionate sailor. The ship, named after the legendary three-mast tea clipper, is essential to the design. The reason for the yellow colour on the bottle is interesting - it was a result of a printing error! The paper turned out to be bright yellow instead of cream and remained so throughout the years.
During the Prohibition era, Captain Bill McCoy began trading with smugglers in Rum Row, which was outside the US maritime border. Captain McCoy was known for dealing in only the finest liquor, and that's how CUTTY SARK earned its nickname, "The Real McCoy." He was caught in late 1923, but by then, CUTTY SARK had already won the hearts (and taste buds) of Whisky enthusiasts across the country during the peak of the cocktail culture in speakeasies, thanks to its refined and elegant taste.