The Last Drop 1972 Lochside 44%
The Last Drop 1972 Lochside Single Grain was filled into 2nd-fill bourbon casks in which it lay undisturbed until bottled it in late January 2017, aged over 44 years. Each bottle has been scrupulously bottled and wax-dipped by hand. Part of the 'Extremely Rare' range The 1972 Lochside Single Grain is presented in the signature chocolate brown The Last Drop Distillers leather case. A generous 50ml miniature, a custom-made stopper, a luxury tasting book and a certificate of authenticity complete the meticulous presentation. Only 106 Bottles Exist.
In 1972 the picturesque Highland town of Montrose it is business of usual and happy workers at the Lochside Distillery - which has long held a special place in the hearts of many whisky-lovers - are producing some of Scotland’s finest grain whisky. The Last Drop Distillers found a particular cask surpassed all the expectations. Honey gold in colour and profoundly aromatic in a way only vintage Scotch whisky can be, it is smooth, balanced and utterly delicious. The historic Lochside Distillery opened its doors in 1957 and for a time was one of the most beloved of Highland grain distilleries. It was sadly forced to close its doors some 35 years later, but happily for a special band of whisky lovers, the departing owners left behind a few casks… including this one: number 346 after distillation.
Nose: A delicious dry fruitiness with a hint of fresh hay and aniseed followed by toffee and honey.
Palate: A fresh, crisp mouth-feel with vanilla, caramelised apple and a noticeable, oaky richness.
Finish: A pleasant and lingering richness of fruit and aromatic cherries with pleasant peppery hints and lingering balanced oak...