An incredible adventure in finishing, this is the first whisky that independent bottlers The Last Drop have finished themselves.
The Last Drop are an exciting bottler who seek to find the rarest and most exclusive malts to bring to whisky fans. They have released extraordinary gems such a Buffalo Trace Bourbon distilled in 1980, a Dumbarton Single Grain Scotch from 1961 and a Glen Garioch Single Malt from 1967.
As well as whisky, they also bottle and release other spirits and wines, including cognac and champagne.
With this new release they are dabbling in a little bit of finishing themselves. The malt they have finished was first matured in ex-Bourbon casks for a whopping 47 years. The Last Drop came along and decided to see what would happen if they put just a little bit of it into Oloroso Sherry casks for three years.
We can assure, the result was well worth it. For being their first self finished whisky, they clearly have a knack for it.
Tasting notes for The Last Drop 50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
As well as having been matured in ex-Bourbon and oloroso Sherry casks, this blend is made up of 82 different whiskies, some from distilleries that have since closed down.
The nose opens with notes of dark chocolate, orchard fruits and Sherry spice. Cinnamon combines with apples and pears and gives it a lovely warmth.
The palate is brimming with plums, pears, star anise and fennel. The herbal note is well developed and goes hand in hand with the warming spices. Dried fruits, Christmas cake and summer fruits give it a delicious tart flavour.
The finish lingers on herbs and spices, bringing that lovely warming note to an end.
This is a wonderfully thought through whisky with some really big flavours and a brilliant smoothness. Well worth the final finishing touch The Last Drop have given it.
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