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The Last Drop 20 year old Blended Malt, 60%

Price: $5700 Issue: Summer 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




The nose is perfumed and ethereal, with flower blooms, light honey, vanilla, unpeeled clementine, nectarine, and the first pour of oolong tea. Golden, sweet, and juicy on the palate, with golden sultana, vanilla essence, apricot, firm peach, and robust spices, becoming slightly jammy. Blending malts from Hanyu Distillery distilled 1980-2000 with other Japanese malt whiskies, this is a contender for standout Japanese whisky of the decade. (177 bottles)