Last Drop Distillers names master blender

Rare spirits bottler The Last Drop Distillers has appointed Colin Scott to the role of master blender. Scott, formerly the master blender for Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky arm Chivas Brothers, has more than 50 years of experience in the industry. Rebecca Jago, managing director of The Last Drop Distillers, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Colin Scott will be joining The Last Drop as master blender. One of the many attractions for both Colin and…

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Last Drop Distillers to release 56-year-old whisky

Rare spirits bottler The Last Drop Distillers has unveiled a 56-year-old whisky, the company’s oldest blended Scotch to date. The Last Drop Distillers 56 Year Old Blended Scotch comprises of more than 60% single malt and will be the 16th release in the company’s portfolio. The blend also contains whisky distilled in 1964. Some time ago a master blender began creating a 12-year-old blended Scotch whisky. Liquid from this final blend was transferred to Sherry…

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The biggest spirits stories of 2018

Jaw-dropping auction prices, ambitious expansion plans and punitive Bourbon tariffs made for a dramatic year in the spirits world – we look back at the biggest stories to shake the sector in 2018. Last year, the US found itself embroiled in numerous trade wars, which began in March when US president Donald Trump revealed plans to impose a 25% import duty on steel and a 10% import duty on aluminium. The UK also hit headlines…

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