THE GIFT GUIDE: WHAT TO GET FOR THE HARD TO GET FOR
Is it really better to give than to receive? Serious whisky drinkers may just want to keep all to themselves.
This beauty completes a collectible trilogy of 50-year Glenrothes single malt releases that began in 2018. The 1970 whisky ($6,250) was aged in the Scottish Highlands’ Speyside region in three neighboring casks, each of which imparts a distinct flavor profile.
For Cask no. 10586, notes whisky expert Jim Murray, “the taste is delicate… the spices make their way forward, meeting little resistance from elsewhere.” Cask no. 10588 “is a delicious and highly unusual mix between eggnog and bourbon;” and Cask no. 10589 “is so silky and salivating… the good news is that despite the oaky intervention, the malt can still be enjoyed to the full.”
Total volume between the three vessels produced just 286 enviable bottles, delivered with the Last Drop’s signature 50ml miniature replica and a tasting book for notes. Go ahead and treat yourself. You’ve been good this year, right?