The Last Drop Distillers release their First Signature Blend – A 50 Year Old Scotch Whisky created by Master Blender Colin Scott
The Last Drop Distillers of London, curators of the world’s most remarkable spirits, are proud and delighted to introduce “The Last Drop 50 Year Old Signature Blended Scotch Whisky”, created by Master Blender Colin J.P. Scott. The release, just the 22nd in The Last Drop’s history, is their very first Signature Blend, marking their first foray into the creation, as well as curation, of remarkable spirits.
This unique and unrepeatable blend, limited to just 500 bottles worldwide, bears not just the physical signature but all the stylistic hallmarks of one of the great architects of the world of blended Scotch Whisky.
Colin Scott joined The Last Drop as their first Master Blender after a distinguished career at Chivas Brothers, where as Master Blender he created the iconic Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, alongside the original founders of The Last Drop.
From The Last Drop’s inventory of maturing malt and grain whiskies and aged blends, Colin Scott has used his knowledge and experience in blending to craft a whisky which speaks of the past yet also to the present.
Each of the 500 bottles evokes memories of this sumptuous whisky’s long journey to perfect maturity, presenting smooth, rich flavours from all corners of Scotland. The journey for this sumptuous whisky started as the new distillate of single malts and grains, filled into casks over fifty years ago. Over time, malt and grain whiskies have been selected and special blends created to be secured in oak cask for further maturation. Final selections were made from casks of malts, grains and aged blends and blended together resulting in a truly remarkable 50 year old Signature blend.
As expected for a whisky which has seen such a long and patient maturation in both sherry and bourbon cask, the resulting liquid is rich and luxurious, yet it retains a balance and freshness which belies its age, with dried fruits and scented floral notes enhanced with sweet spices and creamy toffee.
Colin Scott, Master Blender for The Last Drop says:
“In nearly half a century in the industry, this is only the second 50 year old Blend I have created, and I’m immensely proud both of the complexity of the whisky and of its significance: as The Last Drop’s first Signature Blend, and as my inaugural release with them. I sincerely hope everyone who tastes it will take as much pleasure in this whisky as I did in blending it.”
Rebecca Jago, Managing Director of The Last Drop, notes:
“This wonderful 50 year old Blend marks a significant moment for The Last Drop as our first foray into the creation, as well as curation, of remarkable spirits. We hope this will be the first of many exciting new creations from the team, particularly as we see the contributions of the members of The Assembly taking shape. We are thrilled with Colin’s personal blend and cannot wait to share it with our friends and customers around the world.”