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|Brand||The Last Drop|
|Spirits Type||Scotch Whisky|
There were only 1,347 bottles left in the old sherry casks when we found them; more than half of their original nectar had ‘gone to the angels’. What remained, though, has been received with acclamation around the world. Made the traditional way, this Scotch was distilled using only peat to dry the malt – back then, there was no other fuel in the Highlands. While peat is used with discretion today to add a hint of smoke, you’ll find it in the nose of The Last Drop’s Blended Scotch.
The nose has a complexity of chocolate, figs, pronounced vanilla; faintest echoes of peat smoke; sherry wood aromas emerge with added water. Personally, I detected a memory of ancient bodegas.
Natural sweetness on the palate, then spice at the back of the mouth. Harmonious combination of new-mown hay, dried fruit, herbs and rich biscuits. The sherry cask has rounded this whisky to a complex whole. Really spicy, long finish.
A great surprise to find whisky still so youthfully fresh after fifty years in cask.