Glenrothes 1968 49 Year Single Malt Scotch (Bottled by The Last Drop Distillers Limited)
Who are the Last Drop Distiller’s Limited?
“CURATORS OF THE WORLD’S MOST REMARKABLE SPIRITS: we search for the exceptional, to share with our discerning customers. Our philosophy is demanding but meritocratic: the quest is for the liquid and not the label – constantly seeking that elusive but exhilarating blend of age, character and vitality.
“THE LAST DROP DISTILLERS ARE SINGLE-MINDED ABOUT THEIR MISSION: to seek out and collect remarkable spirits from around the globe, unfettered by house style or spirits category. There might only be enough liquid for a handful of bottles, but this is a quest for quality over quantity. Guided by expert ‘noses’, a life-long love of the finest spirits and a little help from numerous friends across the worlds of Wine & Spirits, The Last Drop draws a very strict line between the great and the merely good…”
The Whisky itself?
“The nose is rich with orange marmalade and notes of vanilla beans, Manuka honey, a touch of smoke, and a good maltiness. The taste can be described in one word – wow! There is a great fruity character with apricots and orange peel balanced by touches of oak tannins, vanilla beans, barley sugar, and a hint of spice that lasts through the long finish along with touches of tropical fruits and a hint of oak.” – All quotes from The Last Drop Distillers Limited (no, they didn’t give us a sample!)