If you didn’t already know, The Last Drop, is one of the world’s most exclusive spirits company. The founders of TLD distillers have created some of the world’s most well-known and best-loved spirits brands. However, seven years ago, rather than retiring, they decided to turn their attention to something a little different and created one last unique brand. Their goal was simple but of course not easy: to find, and bottle, the world’s finest, rarest and most exclusive spirits. The Last Drop distillers only offer such articles like this 1967, when they believe they are unique, extremely limited in quantity, and, of course, exceptionally delicious. Often many are tasted but only a few are chosen; creating what is likely to be a one in a lifetime experience. This is limited edition 1967 Glen Garioch is only 1 of 118 produced, making it extremely rare indeed.
On the nose: you’ll experience initial notes of peat, alongside notes of fresh red apples, vanilla and lemon zest. This is nicely followed by notes of pineapples, cinnamon, herbs and spices, as well as a welcomed nutty aroma. Rounding off the nose are notes of honey, toasted oats, white chocolate, madeira, lavender and an oily note. On the palate: are notes of oranges, peat, a lovely oily texture, honey and that lemon zest. This is followed by, cinnamon, cracked black-pepper, vanilla and those herbaceous notes. The red apples start to emerge, alongside almonds, aniseed, oak and an enticing meaty flavour. The finish: is long, sweet and waxy, with lingering peat and spices.
The verdict: An extraordinary dram that we’ve been lucky enough to experience. This 1967 Glen Garioch, dates back to the days when the distillery produced robust, peated whiskies and this character has been instilled in this particular drop. You can taste it’s been well matured and has a lovely array of sweetness, with subtle hints of smokiness, which is well-balanced; it is classic Glen Garioch. With an ABV of 45.4%, in my opinion, it doesn’t need any water, however, if this is how you prefer it, then only add a few small drops. Allowing it to breathe for around 10 minutes will also yield many more notes.
The Last Drop 1967 Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whisky can be found online or in-store at any well-stocked whisky shops for approximately £4,500.
For more information on this Limited Edition Single Malt Glen Garioch, visit the official The Last Drop website.