THE SPIRIT OF THE FOUNDERS
Tom’s Blend No. 1 is The Last Drop Distillers’ house pour, created as a tribute to our co-founder Tom Jago. A lifelong devotee of Blended Scotch Whisky, at 6pm each evening, Tom would pour himself a dram, add a little water and reflect on his day.
Only 1,000 bottles were filled. Not available for purchase.
With years of developing (and drinking!) exceptional blended scotch under his belt, Tom wanted his signature blend to reflect what he loved in a whisky.
The result is a harmonious 18 year old blend comprising 50 per cent Single Malts: a wisp of smoke from Islay, rich notes from heavily sherried highland whiskies and some fruity Speyside from American Oak, in keeping with Tom’s particular tastes.
We believe this to be a truly great dram and, as importantly, a great tribute to Tom’s personality and tastes. We offer it to our guests with love and pride.
Charlie Maclean’s tasting notes Deep amber, with polished rosewood lights. On the nose: Light nose prickle to start. Rich and mellow with layers of aroma – the top note is fruity (maraschino cherries, orange and lemon zest), with tablet in the middle. In time the tablet becomes crème brulée and a whiff of smoke emerges. A mild, very mellow nose, dry overall.
On the palate: Gradually a hint of tablet, then crème brulée, followed by fondant. At 46% it has a thick texture and a sweet taste with a long, dry, very slightly smoky finish and lingering hessian aftertaste. At reduced strength the texture is creamy, with a hint of nougat in the aftertaste. Complex and multi-layered, this is a mellow old whisky.