Good to ‘The Last Drop’: The Business Week Scotch Whisky Review

Skepticism fades for Business Week’s David Kiley as he samples The Last Drop, a blend of 70 single malts and some grain whiskies aged 48 years, including 36 years in sherry casks (most sherry aging lasts two years).

Leaving the whisky in sherry wood for as long as The Last Drop was aged almost turns it into a product one wants to find a word besides “whisky” to describe.

Bottled at cask strength (104-proof), I’ve seldom seen a whisky so brown. As I tasted it, I was immediately transported to the Glenmorangie storage barn in Scotland, where last May master distiller Bill Lumsden drew out a sample from a “lost” barrel that had spent seven years in a sherry cask instead of the usual two. That liquid was so close to the taste of maple-walnut ice cream that it could have been liqueur.

Catch? The price: $2,000/bottle.

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~ by whisky1 on September 19, 2008.

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