The Last Drop 50 YO Blend Whisky Double Maturation 51,8%
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 first blended in 1995 as a premium 30 year old Blend for the burgeoning Asian market, and refilled into Bourbon barrels for marrying. Once the initial bottling had been completed, a small and precious remnant was transferred into seven Spanish Hogshead casks that had previously held Oloroso sherry, and returned to a traditional maturation warehouse in the Lowlands of Scotland. There it began its Second Maturation, which lasted for a period of over 20 years, until The Last Drop Distillers bottled it at its peak in late 2015. Over the course of this slow process of ageing, the whisky developed extraordinary richness and depth of flavour, taking on character traits from both woods, stone fruit and honey from the Bourbon wood, and a rich, spicy quality from the Sherry wood. They call this effect ‘Double Matured.’ It is an exceptional whisky, complex, multi- layered… and, as ever, exceptionally delicious. Only 898 Bottles Exist.
Each has been meticulously bottled and wax-dipped by hand, and is presented in a forest green The Last Drop Distillers leather case. Each case includes a generous 50ml miniature and a beautifully bound booklet with tasting cards for your personal tasting notes as you explore this exceptional blend.
- Appearance : chestnut
- Nose : baked orchard fruits, chocolate cherries and rich sherry with a hint of wood spice, and roasted coffee
- Palate : rich and smooth with generous dark raisin, star anise and baked plums
- Overall : luscious and lingering. red grapes and blackcurrant with a subtle overtone of liquorice