Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The Last Drop Distillers, has announced the release of a rare and limited edition 1972 Lochside single grain Scotch whisky bottling.

The Last Drop 1972 Lochside (44% ABV) was matured in a second fill bourbon cask for 44 years, before being bottled in late January 2017. The Lochside Distillery originally opened in 1957, and was a renowned Highland grain distillery until its closure in 1992.

The Last Drop 1972 Lochside

This latest limited release which consists of just 106 bottles, forms part of The Last Drop Distillers ‘Extremely Rare’ range. Each bottle comes presented in the brands signature chocolate brown leather case with its own 50ml miniature, a certificate of authenticity, a tasting booklet and a custom-made stopper.

Commenting on the flavours of the new release, Andrew Rankin, Consultant Master Blender at The Last Drop Distillers, said: “On the palate, it delivers a fresh, crisp mouth-feel with vanilla, caramelised apple and a noticeable, oaky richness. The finish has a pleasant and lingering richness of fruit and aromatic cherries with pleasant peppery hints and lingering, balanced oak.”

The Last Drop Distillers, is a London based independent bottler, which in September 2016 was acquired by the US alcoholic beverage company Sazerac, the makers of Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare bourbon.

The Last Drop 1972 Lochside, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £2,400.

Posted by Steve Rush