Last Drop Distillers forms The AssemblyBy Melita Kiely
Rare spirits bottler The Last Drop Distillers has put together an independent panel of experts to promote and share knowledge, ideas and expertise across the industry.
The Assembly will comprise a select panel of industry experts from across the world, each of whom is considered to be a ‘world leader’ in their respective categories.
The founding members of The Assembly are: Colin Scott, master blender for The Last Drop Distillers, London; Drew Mayville, master blender and director of quality at Sazerac, US; Richard Seale master distiller and blender at Foursquare Rum, Barbados; Louise McGuane, owner and bonder at JJ Corry Irish Whiskey, Ireland; Michael d’Souza, master distiller and blender at Paul John Whisky, India; and Denis Lahouratate, cellar master at Domaine de Sazerac Cognac, France.
Rebecca Jago, managing director, said: “This is a hugely exciting milestone for The Last Drop. The members of The Assembly will play an instrumental role as we develop, given our common focus on extraordinary quality and our shared philosophy of celebrating the remarkable.
“We are delighted and immensely proud that such respected figures from across the industry have agreed to join us.”
The creation of The Assembly comes ahead of plans for The Last Drop Distillers to produce a series of signature blends by Assembly members.
This will begin with the company’s next limited edition release – an aged blended Scotch whisky created for The Last Drop Distillers by Scott.
In December 2019, The Last Drop Distillers released a 1977 single grain whisky from the demolished Dumbarton distillery.