Guarantee repeat invitations to the most exclusive shooting weekends

Like tea, marmalade, queuing, roast dinners and an unwavering interest in the weather – the Glorious Twelfth is a bastion of British culture.

The weekend of the 12th of August marked the launch of the grouse shooting season, and together with their Holland & Holland ‘Royal’ Side-by-Side, guns will be flashing their hip flasks, polished and ready for the season. The only questions are how the birds will fly – and what the most discerning drinkers are sipping to keep out the cold on their peg.

But as we all know, a shooting weekend isn’t just a sporting event: lunches in the field and extravagant post-shoot dinners are as much a part of the experience. That means it’s time to brush up on your house guest etiquette – and we all know that bringing a well thought out gift is just as important as the thank you note you’ll send later. Want to go a step further and guarantee unlimited repeat invitations from your host? We recommend wrapping up a bottle of our latest release: 1968 Glenrothes Single Malt.

In 1968, Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis – and in a quiet corner of North East Scotland, two casks were filled with exquisitely made single malt – and forgotten.

Untouched between that day and when we at The Last Drop bottled this extraordinary liquid, this is only the second single malt we’ve ever released, and the first from Speyside. The area has long been famed for its extraordinary single malts, and the distinct characters of the two individual casks are indeed testimony to the true craft of whisky making.

For discerning customers of Walpole members, this is surely the only option for choice sipping after a long day on the moors. On second thoughts – better get a bottle for yourself, as well as your hosts!

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