The Last Drop Launches 50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
The Last Drop is introducing The Last Drop 50 Year Old Signature Blended Scotch Whisky.
Created by Master Blender Colin J.P. Scott, the release marks the brand’s first foray into the creation – as well as curation – of extraordinary aged spirits.
“For centuries, Scotland’s finest malt and grain distilleries have been distilling unique spirits and laying them in casks for the future,” says Colin Scott, master blender for The Last Drop.
“Yet in my half-century career, this is only my second 50-year-old blend, as access to these exceptional liquids is rare. I’m immensely proud of the complexity of this whisky as well as its significance as my inaugural release as The Last Drop’s master blender and our first Signature Blend.”
The Last Drop’s philosophy has been to source rare casks, evaluate the spirit, and lay down only the finest casks that are both exceptional and suitable for long maturation.
By delving into The Last Drop’s inventory to assess the treasures lying within the casks, and using his vast experience, Scott has created an unparalleled blend of malt and grain Scotch whiskies, all of which have aged for at least 50 years.
Over time, malt and grain whiskies have been selected and special blends created to be secured in bourbon and sherry oak casks for further maturation. Final selections were made from these aged casks of malts, grains, and aged blends, which were blended together to create this remarkable 50-year-old blend.
The resulting liquid is rich and luxurious, yet retains a balance and freshness that belies its age, with dried fruits and scented floral notes enhanced with sweet spices and creamy toffee.
“Our goal has always been to find casks that have been forgotten or perhaps just contained too little liquid to be considered worthy of bottling,” says Rebecca Jago, managing director for The Last Drop. “These bottles are like museum pieces, but something you can taste, savor, and enjoy.”
Limited to just 500 bottles worldwide, The Last Drop 50 Year Old Signature Blended Scotch Whisky will be available in the United States at an SRP of $4,250 (including VAT) as of mid-July 2021 via lastdropdistillers.com and fine spirits retailers.
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