N.V. The Last Drop 48 YO 1965 Blended Scotch

“Almost impossible to imagine a blended whisky to be better balanced than this… magnificent doesn't quite cover it” - Jim Murray.  With 96.5 points it is just a single point shy of his highest ever score of 97.5 points and testament to the quality in the bottle in the context of the famously restrained nature of his scoring process.


This incredible whisky, like previous iterations, is only available in tiny quantities with most pre-allocated into the global marketplace. The Last Drop 48 Year Old is an expertly crafted blend of grain and single malt whiskies, from reserve casks distilled in 1965 or earlier. This exquisite, never to be repeated, final blend runs to just 592 bottles and was matured in one of the oldest traditional warehouses in the Highlands of Scotland. The result: simply spectacular.


Bottled and wax-dipped by hand and presented in its own leather case, which includes a 50ml miniature ‘taster’ and leather bound notebook, this is an incredible dram...

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Average critic rating : 96.5 points



American Standard Barrel. Nose: ridiculously pliable nose: the grain used is clearly made from corn which, with the great age, means a distinct Canadian/bourbon trait impresses; the spices are playful and occasionally an apologetic puff of smoke reminds you this is a blend, not a grain… Taste: the corn oils pave the way for a fabulous delivery – not entirely unlike a breakfast cereal with a dollop of honey to sweeten things up. The oak offers a precision to the weight and spice. Finish: again, a hint of smoke takes you away for the North American feel to this. The honey remains perfectly measured to ensure the encroaching oaky vanilla never dominates. Balance: almost impossible to imagine a blended whisky to be better balanced than this. If there is a cleverer use of honey or less intrusive oak in any blended whisky bottled in the last year, I have yet to taste it. An award winner if ever I tasted on. Magnificent doesn’t quite cover it. 48.6%.


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