Fall 2021 Collectibles: The Last Drop, Michter’s, Singleton of Dufftown

In every issue of Whisky Advocate, we recommend three whiskies that are generally limited releases and show the most potential to gain value. For Fall 2021, the top choices came from Scotland and Kentucky.

Check out the Buying Guide for a complete list of whiskies reviewed in the Summer 2021 issue.

Top Whiskies to Add to Your Collection

The Last Drop Distillers 50 year old Signature Blend Colin Scott
95 points, 47.2%, $4,250

Mellow soft fruits, honey, and barley crispness, with fire-roasted marshmallow, caramel apple, orange-scented cedar balls, panna cotta, ground ginger, peppercorn, and chocolate on the nose. The palate opens with honey and creamy puddings, then a depth charge explodes, radiating sweet orange warmth, followed by soft ripe fruits, caramel, and barley sugar. Gentle oak and mouth-coating fruits finish this stunning composition. (500 bottles; 125 for the U.S.) —Jonny McCormick

Michter’s 10 year old Single Barrel (No. 21D1210)
91 points, 47.2%, $150

A rush of fresh herbs on the nose, making way for sweeter notes of cola, milk chocolate, and caramel, balanced against licorice, tobacco leaf, and leather. A bright, spicy, and warming palate, with water bringing out fresh cherries, vanilla, fragrant oak, cedar box, and spice. A long, smooth, and chocolaty finish, lightly spiced with the flavorful bitterness of an espresso ristretto, all combining to create a classic bourbon profile. —David Fleming

The Singleton of Dufftown 54 year old Paragon of Time No. 2 1966
90 points, 44.1%, $40,100

The nose is dry, with scents of cherry liqueur, madeira, menthol, clove, York Peppermint Pattie, herbal notes, rich fruitcake, and polished wood. A glossy palate of russet apples, malt, baked orange, cherry, creamy milk pudding, black currant cassis, cloves, raisins, prunes, and vanilla pod. Gracious and stately. (235 bottles) —Jonny McCormick

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