The Drinks Business Online (UK)


14th August, 2019 by Edith Hancock

The Last Drop distillers has unveiled a 56-year-old blended whisky, the oldest Scotch blend the importer has bottled to-date.

The blended Scotch is priced at £3,750 (Photo: The Last Drop)

The blended Scotch is priced at £3,750 (Photo: The Last Drop)

Launching in September, the new release, which is made of 60% single malts, marks the 16th within The Last Drop’s portfolio.

The youngest whisky in the blend was distilled in 1963, according to the importer.

According to The Last Drop, the inspiration for the whisky came from a master distiller who, many decades ago, began working on a 12-year-old blended Scotch, but kept some of the end product back and transferred to sherry casks to allow for continued maturation.

Years later, this was in-turn transferred from the sherry wood into four ex- bourbon barrels, which have been stored in a warehouse in Scotland for more than 30 years.

There are just 732 bottles of the whisky available to purchase, worldwide, priced at £3,750. Each bottle also comes with a 50ml miniature replica, and a pocket sized tasting book with additional pages for personal tasting notes.

Rebecca Jago, Joint Managing Director of The Last Drop said: “This venerable old whisky – the oldest blended Scotch we have released to date – has been resting for 56 years deep in the heart of Scotland.

“When we discovered it, we knew we had found a real gem: comprising over 60% single malts, this would have been classed as a “deluxe blend” and we feel it represents the luxury and quality which is at the heart of everything we believe in at The Last Drop: it’s old and rare, but still fresh and absolutely delicious!”