The Last Drop Distillers seek vintage, rare spirits, which lie sleeping in cellars, unnoticed and waiting to be discovered. These secret parcels of Scotch whiskies rest in the hidden corners of the globe and once found, can yield something magical.
The latest additions to The Last Drop’s esteemed collection include a highly sought-after Single Malt Glenrothes 1968 a duo of Tawny Ports and a soon to be released 1982 Bourbon, distilled nearly four decades ago. Each boasts its own unique qualities, which stem from a meticulous ageing process and inevitably from the rarity of their very existence.
Glenrothes – 1968:
The Single Malt Glenrothes 1968 from the celebrated Glenrothes Distillery in the majestic Speyside Region, marked the 12th limited edition release in The Last Drop’s portfolio of rare spirits.
The Glenrothes 1968 is The Last Drop Distillers’ second Single Malt release, comprised of only two single casks. The two casks have matured together for almost fifty years, with the first yielding just 168 bottles, the second 141 bottles.
Despite being distilled on the same day in 1968, each cask presents its own completely nuanced character but are united in quality and provide a superb mouth-feel, a rich almost syrupy sweetness enlivened with zesty spicy notes and a cooling, mentholic after-taste
“Centenario” Port Duo 1870 – 1970
The pair of Tawny Ports date from 1870 and 1970 respectively, thus spanning 100 years. Both ports are from the same vineyards, located across the river from Quinta Santa Julia, the 18th century family estate of the van Zeller family.
The duo was launched in celebration of the company’s 10-year anniversary in 2018. With only 770 sets available worldwide, and an RRP of £4,000, this is a truly exceptional collector’s item.
The Last Drop Distillers will be launching a 1982 Bourbon from award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery, heralding the 13th release in the company’s 10-year history.
With only 44 bottles in existence, the unique whiskey, distilled nearly forty years ago, is the very last of this Bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. At its peak, it was removed from the American oak barrels in order to avoid over-ageing and to preserve its beautiful constitution that gracefully defies its years.
The nose of marmalade mixed with coffee is complemented by the palate of tropical richness and a finish of vanilla notes and oak.