THE LAST DROP 1967 glen garioch single malt scotch WHISKY
“A rich and singular malt that will delight the most discerning of palates… ”
Single Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year (Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2015)
It was an extraordinary piece of good fortune to discover this hidden treasure, at one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries.
Buried in the remote highlands and surrounded by the finest barley pastures in Scotland, Glen Garioch has been distilling whisky since 1797. The Glen Garioch 1967 single malt dates from the halcyon days when the distillery generally produced big robust and ‘peated’ whiskies for the blending market. But unusually for that time, this whisky was stored in a Bourbon style remade Hogshead cask. It has matured beautifully into an elixir of honey sweetness, with a hint of apple and a subtle smokiness.
The Last Drop 1967 Single Malt Whisky is an outstanding expression from the Glen Garioch distillery – a magnificent balance between still and cask.
Only 118 Bottles Exist
Each has been meticulously bottled and wax-dipped by hand, and is presented in a signature Last Drop Distillers leather case. Each case includes a generous 50ml miniature and a leather-bound booklet that with room for personal tasting notes as you explore this extremely rare single malt.
Andrew Rankin’s tasting notes:
“This magnificent malt has matured with elegance. Heady notes of cognac-soaked fruitcake, marzipan and icing are balanced with ripe apricot and a hit of peaty smokiness, softening to a delicious vanilla and honey nectar."
An extract from The Whisky Bible 2015
2015 Single Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year (96.5 points)
“Profound and chunky oak, tamed by sharp kumquat notes, diffused by the friendliest - slightly cocoa-softened - peat reek. The oak pulses out soft liquorice and hickory. The tannins bite but the smoke and citrus come rushing to the rescue... creamy fudge and liquorice bourbon. A long finish with a delightful tangle of oaky roots and peaty off-shoots make way first for the citrus and then a fabulous pounding spiciness.”