Rare Auchentoshan and Tomintoul malts among Last Drop Distillers' new releases

Rare Auchentoshan and Tomintoul malts among Last Drop Distillers' new releases

The Last Drop Distillers' latest trio of releases includes two single malt Scotch whiskies, aged 40 and 55 years, and a Caribbean rum blend

News | 24 Apr 2024

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Spirits bottler The Last Drop Distillers has launched its 2024 collection, including two highly aged single malt Scotch whiskies.


The trio comprises a 40-year-old single malt from Auchentoshan, a 55-year-old single malt from Tomintoul (distilled in the Speyside distillery's early days), and a 22-year-old rum blend.


The company says that the three releases are “united by time”, a “vital ingredient” in revealing new layers and dimensions of flavour.


Release No 34, the Auchentoshan 40 Years Old (44.8% ABV), showcases the richness that long ageing adds to the delicate triple-distilled spirit of this Lowland distillery. Only 74 bottles have been produced.


Release No 36, the Tomintoul 55 Years Old (41.7% ABV), was distilled soon after the distillery opened in 1965. The spirit was matured for 53 years in six oak casks and the remaining liquid was married in an amoroso sherry butt for a further 20 months. In total 582 bottles have been produced.


The Last Drop Distillers' previous releases, No 32 and No 33, were an Irish single malt whiskey and a 40-year-old blended Scotch whisky (the latter being a celebratory release for its 15th anniversary).


Rebecca Jago, managing director of The Last Drop Distillers, said: “It has been a fascinating mission to curate these releases. Each reveals a different element of what makes our business unique: the originality of the Auchentoshan process, the fortuitous result of the ‘infinity rum’, and the spirit of innovation within the Tomintoul release from the distillery’s early years.”


The Last Drop 2024 Collection will be available in 700ml bottles and 50ml miniatures.

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