An Exclusive & Very Intimate Launch Event in Shanghai
The Last Drop Distillers & its official importer in China, Golden Glen, hosted a VIP Dinner at the Shanghai JE Club on the 19th of January.
This very private event marked the official launch of the Last Drop 50 Year Old 'Double Matured' Blended Scotch Whisky. Awarded 97 points by Jim Murray (The Whisky Bible), this “Superstar Whisky” has been awarded 2016 Blend of The Year (25-50 Years) and the Scotch Blend of the Year.
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 firstly 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 has been completed, a small precious remnant was transferred into seven casks that had previously held Oloroso sherry and returned to a traditional maturation warehouse in the Lowland of Scotland. where it has been forgotten and aged for a period of over 20 years. Luckily we found that very secret and extraordinary liquid, and bottled it at its very peak in late 2015.
Over the course of this slow process of ageing the whisky developed extraordinary richness and depth of flavour: stone-fruit and honey from the Bourbon wood and a rich, spicy quality from the Sherry wood. It is an exceptional whisky, complex, multi-layered and as ever exceptionally delicious.
Only 898 bottles are available worldwide, each meticulously bottled, wax-dipped by hand and presented in a leather case. A generous 50 ml miniature and a certificate of authenticity are included with the bottle, numbered by hand, making it a unique part of a very small release.