THE LAST DROP 50 YEAR OLD "double matured"
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
“Another award-winner from the irrepressible Last Drop Distillers...”
This elegant and complex whisky was initially blended from more than fifty different scotch whiskies, and is a superb example of the blender’s art. It was first blended in 1995 as a premium 30 Year-Old Blend for the burgeoning Asian market, and refilled into Bourbon wood for marrying.
Once the initial bottling had been completed, a small and precious remnant was transferred into seven Spanish Hogshead casks that had previously held Oloroso sherry, and returned to a traditional maturation warehouse in the Lowlands of Scotland. There it began its Second Maturation, which lasted for a period of over 20 years, until we bottled it at its peak in late 2015.
Over the course of this slow process of ageing, the whisky developed extraordinary richness and depth of flavour, taking on character traits from both woods – stone-fruit and honey from the Bourbon wood, and a rich, spicy quality from the Sherry wood. We call this effect ‘double-matured.’ It is an exceptional whisky, complex, multi-layered… and, as ever, exceptionally delicious.
Only 898 Bottles Exist
Each has been meticulously bottled and wax-dipped by hand, and is presented in a forest green The Last Drop Distillers leather case. Each case includes a generous 50ml miniature and a beautifully bound booklet with tasting cards for your personal tasting notes as you explore this exceptional blend.
Andrew Rankin's tasting notes:
“A warm aroma of baked orchard fruits, chocolate cherries and rich sherry with a hint of wood spice and roasted coffee. On the palate, the whisky is rich and smooth with generous dark raisin, star anise and baked plums. The finish is luscious and lingering; red grape and blackcurrant with a subtle overtone of liquorice.”
An extract from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016
Awarded 97 points, "A superstar whisky"
2016 Scotch Blend of the Year • 2016 Blend of the Year (26-50 Years)
“You’d expect, after half a century in wood, that this would be a quiet dram, just enjoying its final years with its feet up and arms behind its head. Instead we have a fairly aggressive blend determined to drive the abundant fruitiness it still possesses to the very hilt. It is backed up all the way by a surprising degree of warming, busy spice. There is a hell of a lot of life in this beautiful ol’ dog.”
For each bottle of The Last Drop 50 Year Old Double-Matured sold, we will make a donation to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB Scotland) to protect the Capercaillie, a rare Scottish bird in serious danger of extinction.