THE LAST DROP
48 YEAR OLD BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Although the youngest of the distinguished malts and grains in this 48 year old blended Scotch Whisky was distilled in 1965, many are far older. Indeed, several of the distilleries represented have long since closed, making this a truly rare and luxurious Scotch whisky – the likes of which may never be available to taste again.
Release Size: 592 bottles
Over a quarter of a century ago, a small volume of the original blend was selected to be refilled into fresh ex-Bourbon American oak casks for further ageing. Since then, this small-batch has been slowly maturing in one of the oldest traditional warehouses in the Highlands of Scotland, evolving into a precious, chestnut-hued release that is both rich and fragrant.
Andrew Rankin’s tasting notes A rich, yet golden chestnut. On the nose, warm figs and ripe peaches are balanced with layers of pear and cinnamon-spiced orange. Once in the mouth, the flavour is both complex and smooth with a slow release of ripened peaches, pear brandy and toasted oak wood. Dark chocolate, almond and peach linger in the mouth.