CURATORS OF THE WORLD'S MOST REMARKABLE SPIRITS:
we search for the exceptional, to share with our discerning customers. Our philosophy is demanding but meritocratic: the quest is for the liquid and not the label – constantly seeking that elusive but exhilarating blend of age, character and vitality.
THE LAST DROP DISTILLERS ARE SINGLE-MINDED ABOUT THEIR MISSION:
to seek out and collect remarkable spirits from around the globe, unfettered by house style or spirits category. There might only be enough liquid for a handful of bottles, but this is a quest for quality over quantity. Guided by expert ‘noses’, a life-long love of the finest spirits and a little help from numerous friends across the worlds of Wine & Spirits, The Last Drop draws a very strict line between the great and the merely good…
The Founding Families
The Last Drop Distillers was founded in 2008 by two icons of the spirits industry, Tom Jago and James Espey OBE. Their aim was to curate the world’s most remarkable spirits, finding treasures across different spirit categories and sharing them with those who seek the genuinely extraordinary. This passion for exploration and discovery continues to this day: Tom and James’ daughters: Rebecca Jago and Beanie Geraedts-Espey joined The Last Drop in 2014 to help share their fathers’ vision with a wider audience. Now, as Rebecca takes the helm, a staunch advocacy for excellence remains as much a personal mantra as a professional one. The Last Drop is driven by integrity, and each of its releases is saturated with stories of the journey.
DISCOVER OUR LATEST RELEASES
1959 VINTAGE GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC
1976 VERY OLD JAMAICA RUM
1980 BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WHISKEY
THE LAST DROP 1959 VINTAGE GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC
21 Bottles WorldwideDiscover more
Release no 21
is the latest in a pedigree line of extraordinary cognacs: it is also our smallest release to date: this single cask of cognac is from the Grande Champagne; the premier cru growing area at the heart of the Cognac region. Believe to have been distilled in 1959, this Hors d’Age cognac has matured for over 60 years in its original barrel, but the angels have been exceedingly greedy, and only enough for 21 bottles remained when we were lucky enough to taste it earlier this year. How so little spirit can retain so much flavour, such brightness and such delicate balance is a mystery: but one we are delighted to have uncovered.
THE LAST DROP 1976 VERY OLD JAMAICA RUM
183 Bottles WorldwideDiscover more
It is with great excitement
that we announce the launch of our first ever Rum, and it is a real beauty. We have long sought a rum that was fitting of The Last Drop’s name, but it has been a challenge. Occasionally we have tasted something that we felt was close, but not until this treasure crossed our bows, to employ a nautical metaphor, did we feel we had found the real thing.
THE LAST DROP 1980 BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WHISKEY
240 Bottles WorldwideDiscover more
Our second Bourbon bottling,
this comes from the revered Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, site of the oldest continually operating distillery in the USA. Before the distillery was renamed Buffalo Trace in 1999, it was known as the George T Stagg Distillery, and the then Master Distiller, Gary Gayheart, produced some truly exceptional whiskeys.
The Last Drop’s products are available through our hand-picked network of retailers, importers and distributors around the world. For availability or distribution enquiries outside the countries and regions listed below, please contact us.