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The Last Drop Collection

Lot: 5032115

The Last Drop Collection

Winning Bid: £53,000
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 47 bids

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Scotland, Europe & USA
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The Last Drop
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Bottle Size: 
19 x 70cl, 2 x 75cl & 28 x 5cl
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Closed
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The Last Drop Collection

The following lot is an incredible opportunity to own a stunning collection of bottles from highly regarded independent bottlers, The Last Drop Distillers.

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The story of Last Drop Distillers began in 2007 when James Espey and Tom Jago, friends of 45 years, started a small blending company in London. The pair boasted a wealth of collected experience within the industry before they started the project. Espey had clocked up over 50 years in the drinks industry working for the likes of Coca-Cola and eventually became the chairman of Chivas Brothers, and Jago was the former head of innovations at International Distillers & Vintners (IDV), where he helped invent brands such as Baileys Irish Cream, Le Piat d’Or and what would eventually become Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The aim of their new venture was to focus on producing extremely limited, high-end blended Scotch, although the portfolio has since grown to include other whiskies, rum, cognac and wine. The very first release came in 2008. The company grew in 2010 when daughter Rebecca Jago joined, and she was followed by Beanie Espey in 2014. Then, in 2016 Espey and Jago agreed to sell their company to American drinks giant and Buffalo Trace distillery-owner, the Sazerac Company. In its relatively short history, Last Drop Distillers has enjoyed success with its modest but ever-increasing catalogue of releases, each of which are highly-regarded by collectors and experts alike. 

  • Glen Garioch 1967 The Last Drop 47 Year Old 45.4% 70cl / with Miniature & Certificate

This whisky was distilled in 1967 and aged in a single ex-Bourbon hogshead. It was matured for 47 years before being bottled in 2014. One of 118 bottles.

  • Glenrothes 1968 The Last Drop 50.2% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1968 and aged in single cask #13508. It was bottled in 2018. One of 141 bottles.

  • Glenrothes 1968 The Last Drop 51.3% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1968 and aged in single cask #13504. It was bottled in 2018. One of 168 bottles.

  • Glenrothes 1969 The Last Drop 46.3% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1969 and aged in single cask #16203. It was bottled in 2019. One of 130 bottles.

  • Glenrothes 1969 The Last Drop 47.1% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1969 and aged in single cask #16207. It was bottled in 2019. One of 141 bottles.

  • Dumbarton 1961 The Last Drop 43.5% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1961and aged in a single ex-Bourbon cask. It was bottled in 2015. One of 32 bottles.

  • Dumbarton 1977 The Last Drop 42 Year Old 48.4% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1977 and aged in a single cask. It was matured for 42 years before being bottled in 2019. One of 150 bottles.

  • Lochside 1972 The Last Drop 44 Year Old 44% 70cl / with Miniature

This whisky was distilled in 1972 and aged in a second-fill American oak cask. It was matured for 44 years before being bottled in 2017. One of 106 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 50 Year Old 51.8% 70cl / with Miniature

This half-century blend is a marriage of over fifty different malt and grain whiskies. It was originally bottled in 1995 but a small amount was held back and transferred into ex-Oloroso sherry casks. This was then bottled in 2015 at cask strength. One of 898 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 56 Year Old 47.2% 70cl / with Miniature

This blend is made up of 60% single malt and 40% grain whiskies. The youngest element was distilled in 1963 with the others being much older. Matured in ex-Sherry casks and finished in ex-Bourbon for 20 years, this was bottled in 2019. One of 732 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1971 45 Year Old 46.7% 70cl / with Miniature

This is a 1971 vintage blended whisky which conations over forty malt and grain whiskies. It has been aged in a combination of American oak and ex-Oloroso sherry casks before being bottled in 2017. One of 1,352 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1963 50 Year Old 50.9% 70cl / with Miniature

This blend is made up of 70 malt and 12 grain whiskies. It has been matured entirely in ex-Sherry casks. It was bottled in 2013. One of 388 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1965 48 Year Old 48.6% 70cl / with Miniature

This is a 1965 vintage blended whisky that has been matured in ex-Bourbon American oak casks. It was bottled in 2014. One of 592 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1960 52% 70cl / with Miniature

This is 1960 vintage blended Scotch whisky. The whisky was blended in 1972 and married together in fresh sherry butts before being bottled in 2008. One of 1,347 bottles.

  • Tom's Blend No.1 18 Year Old The Last Drop 46% 70cl

This is a 18 year old blended whisky dedicated to Tom Jago. It is made up of at least 50% single malts that have been matured in a combination of sherry and American oak casks.

  • Buffalo Trace 1982 The Last Drop 18 Year Old 45% 70cl / with Miniature

This whiskey was distilled in 1982 and aged in a single virgin American cask. It was matured for 18 years before being bottled in 2018. One of 44 bottles    

  • The Last Drop 1947 Single Estate Hors D'age Cognac 41.1% 70cl / with Miniature

This is a 1947 vintage cognac that was selected from a family owned, single estate in the Champagne area. It was bottled in 2017. One of 186 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1925 Hors D'age Grande Champagne Cognac 48.4% 70cl / with Miniature

This is a circa 1925 vintage cognac that was selected from a family owned, single estate in the Champagne area. It was bottled in 2018. One of 182 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1950 60 Year Old Cognac 41.8% 70cl / with Miniature

This is a vintage 1950 cognac that has been matured in Limousin and Allier oak. It was casked at a strength of 68% abv and eventually bottled 60 years later in 2010. One of 478 bottles.

  • The Last Drop 1870 & 1970 Very Old Tawny Port 20% 2 x 75cl / with 2 x Miniature

Two bottles of port from the legendary Van Zeller winery. One bottle contains liquid from 1870 and the other 1970. One of 770 sets.

  • The Last Drop Miniatures Collection

Two miniatures of 50 year old blended whisky which is presented with a traditional quaich

  • Glenrothes 1970 Single Cask 3 x Miniature / Press Kit

Three 1970 vintage single cask whiskies. Drawn from casks #10586, #10588 & #10589.

  • The Last Drop 1870 & 1970 Very Old Tawny Port 20% 2 x Miniature / Press Kit

Two miniatures of port from the legendary Van Zeller winery. One contains liquid from 1870 and the other 1970. A USB stick is included which details the product.

  • The Last Drop 1971 47.2% Miniature / Press Kit

A 1971 vintage blended whisky that was bottled in 2017.

Also included in this collection are a number of accessories. These include....

  • Four leather, branded Last Drop coasters
  • Last Drop tartan cloth commonplace notebook
  • Kinloch Anderson designed leather bag
  • Two catalogues detailing The Last Drop bottlings
  • Two branded Last Drop nosing glasses

This lot will include a twenty-six bottle shipping fee.

This collection is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.

 

Important Notice

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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.