The Last Drop Distillers has expanded its portfolio to include two aged tawny ports from the Douro Valley in Portugal.
Comprising 100 years of Port, these “Old Colheita” (single estate) 1870 and 1970 tawny ports were selected and blended for the Last Drop by Cristiano van Zeller, a wine-maker and descendant of the 18th century van Zeller family, among the oldest families in the port community.
For centuries, generations of family farmers in the Douro Valley have held onto selected casks of their best wines. van Zeller together with Ben Howkins, port authority and one the Last Drop’s directors and experts, unearthed The Last Drop “Centenario” Duo of Ports.
The 11th release for the Last Drop, this duo comprises two old ports both from the same estate but separated by a hundred years. Only 770 sets are available worldwide, of which fewer than 200 will be available in the U.S.
Presented in the Last Drop Distiller’s signature forest green leather case, the “Centenario” Port Duo is bottled and wax-dipped by hand, and come with a custom 50-ml. miniature of each port, two custom-made stoppers, a luxury tasting book and a signed certificate of bottling.
The suggested retail price is approximately $4,850-$5300 per set. Tasting notes are available here.
The Last Drop Distillers specializes in discovering and bottling rare spirits and wines from remote cellars and warehouses located largely, but not exclusively, in Scotland.