Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Last Drop Distillers
ABV: 45.3%
Score: 96 points

The Last Drop 1970 Glenrothes. Image courtesy Last Drop Distillers.In 2020, The Last Drop bottled three nearly identical casks of 1970 Glenrothes as single-cask bottlings, and if you’re fortunate enough to taste more than one, it’s a way to see that each cask of whisky has its own individual character. The ex-Bourbon barrels were numbered #10586, #10588, and #10589, and were kept together throughout their entire maturation period while intended for blending use at some point before they wound up with The Last Drop’s team.

Cask #10586 has a malty nose with gentle kisses of peat smoke, vanilla beans, dark chocolate, and touches of dried apricots, mango, and papaya. The taste starts off light and fruity at first, followed by a nice balance of spices, barley sugar, and a hint of smoke. The finish has a whiff of peat smoke, along with chocolate and a lingering touch of spices. Overall, luscious and vibrant with a gentle smokiness – excellent! (June, 2020)