The Diary: The Last Drop Distillers 15th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Last Drop Distillers, whisky enthusiasts and art collectors gathered in the heart of Mayfair for an evening of dinner, drinks and bidding excitement

On Tuesday 21st May, prominent whisky enthusiasts and art collectors came together to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Last Drop Distillers, a family-run company that specialises in sourcing and bottling the world’s rarest and most collectable drams.

The private celebration took place in the heart of Mayfair at the exclusive members’ club Maison Estelle. A special dinner and drinks service was held, during which guests were served Tom’s Blend Scotch Whisky-cured salmon with cucumber and dill mayo, roasted beef fillet with roasted shallots, truffle mash and red wine jus, and dark chocolate mousse with bitter marmalade and pistachio praline. Delamotte Champagne flowed and guests sipped on Domaine Vrignaud Chablis and Massolino Barolo.

The highlight of the evening was an auction, with all proceeds benefiting the incredible charitable work of Big Change. Items auctioned included The Coronation Portrait, a masterpiece by the talented Mark Evans, and a bottle of the ultra-rare Blend of 75 Blended Scotch Whisky created by iconic Master Blender Colin Scott, of which only two bottles exist. The charismatic Lord Dalmeny, Chairman of Sotheby’s UK, took to the stage to conduct the auction, resulting in plenty of bidding excitement among guests.

In total, £171,650 was banked for the benefit of Big Change and Just a Drop. The winning bidder for the main lot – The Coronation Portrait and Blend of 75 Bottle by The Last Drop – privately requested that this pair be auctioned again in a year's time, to raise further funds for Big Change.

Mark Evans

Colin Scott

Nina and John Paul Clarkin

Noah F. Rhodes III

Rebecca Jago and Pankaj Chowdhry

Charles McDowell and Malcolm Borwick

Joe Bradley

Michael Ward

Ellen and Drew Mayville

Frans op den Kamp and Morteza Nassiri

Sir Patrick Lowther

Ben Vestey

Hannah and Eric Hereema

James Duckworth Chad

Alex Tulloch

Lady Sarah Lowther, Ross and Louisa Elder

Tristan Phillimore and Chloé Vestey

Peter Prentice

Philipp Müller and David Morley

Sam Riley and Victor Hope

Tom Hudson, Chloé and Kaz Alzarka

Farzan Tahir

Guy Sangster and Gaurav Burman

Julian Mylchreest

Julian Skeels

Caspar Hobbs and Fritz Burkard

Richard Lockwood Chilton Jr.

Rebecca Jago and Eugene Lee

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