Back in November 2020, I interviewed The Last Drop Distillers of London, Manager Director Rebecca Jago in the video interview below as we tasted the 1980 Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey live.
Now, The Last Drop Distillers of London, curators of the world’s most remarkable spirits, tell BourbonBlog.com they are releasing “The Last Drop 50 Year Old Signature Blended Scotch Whisky”, created by Master Blender Colin J.P. Scott.
Release no 22: Colin JP Scott’s 50-Year-Old Signature Blend. RRP: £3,250 (inc VAT) – or around $4,600 available from the 17th of May on lastdropdistillers.com and fine spirits retailers.
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.
As with all The Last Drop releases, each bottle comes packaged with a signature 50ml miniature for private enjoyment and a pocket-sized tasting book with additional pages for personal tasting notes.
1980 Buffalo Trace Bourbon with Rebecca Jago of The Last Drop Distillers Limited
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.
Colin Scott has used his knowledge and experience in blending to craft a whisky that 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 that has seen such a long and patient maturation in both sherry and bourbon cask, The Last Drop Distillers of London tell us 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.