The Last Drop Distillers will release The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky this October.
Founded in 2008 by spirit industry geniuses and rare spirit hunters, James Espey and Tom Jago, and now run by their 2 daughters Beanie Espey and Rebecca Jago, The Last Drop Distillers is undoubtedly the world’s most exclusive spirits company. Traveling the world on a journey to find the precious ‘last drops’ of some of the oldest and finest vintage spirits in existence, the Last Drop Distillers specialize in discovering these rare gems from around the world and bottling them to offer an experience that only comes to most people once in a lifetime. The 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky is no exception to that rule and with ONLY 300 Bottles available in the U.S, it is truly a gift unlike any other and the perfect luxury offering this Holiday season for any scotch lover, spirits collector or the person in our life that only deserves the best of the best.
Awarded an outstanding 97 points and the title of “Scotch Whisky Blend of the Year” by Jim Murray in his 2017 Whisky Bible, the rare and exceptional 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky is a triple-matured” vintage blend aged 45 years – a true “relic of times past” and a impeccable representation of the Last Drop Distillers’ passion for discovering the rare, exceptional and delicious. After being wax-dipped and bottled by hand inside The Last Drop’s signature “vintage rum” bottle, the 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky’s elegant presentation doesn’t stop there. Part of the “Finest Aged’ range, the 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky is placed in the Last Drop Distillers’ forest green leather case, which includes a 50ml miniature replica, a custom-made stopper, a luxury tasting book and a signed certificate of authenticity to complete the refined presentation.
THE LAST DROP DISTILLERS 1971 BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Renowned whisky expert and award-winning journalist, Charlie Maclean, and The Last Drop Distiller’s Master Blender, Andrew Rankin, describe The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Whisky tasting experience as:
- CHARLIE MACLEAN: The first nose is slightly closed, almost indolent, but give it some time and the warm aromas of dried figs and traces of almond will reward your patience. The nose keeps evolving and a hint of coffee appears, quickly followed by candied orange.
- ANDREW RANKIN: On the nose, sweet honey and vanilla give way to tangy orange and lemon followed by warmer notes of stewed apple and toasted almonds.
- CHARLIE MACLEAN: Once the moment arrives to taste it, the whisky has a wonderfully soft mouthfeel. Well balanced between sweet and dry, it has a classic old- fashioned smokiness; a discernible 70s blending style makes it a true relic of times past.
- ANDREW RANKIN: On the palate, there is a very pleasant fruity sweetness, again followed by a crisp orange and lemon tang and just a hint of freshly cut oak.
- CHARLIE MACLEAN: The subtle flavors evolve and end in a slightly salty finish, with an almost ‘maritime’ quality.”
- ANDREW RANKIN: A taste of chocolate orange and baked fruits with a lingering suggestion of orris root and smoke.