Being from Ireland, a Hot Toddy was the go-to remedy for all colds and cases of flu while I was a young woman, and a sherry-based nightcap was necessary on a cold night for anyone who was interested in sound sleep. These fortified-wine-based staples are becoming increasingly popular in the States now, and have been making their mark more indelibly over the past five to six years. We’ve seen a real shift in consumer attention to ports, brandies and sherries, perhaps in response to mixologists who are adopting them to create some truly outstanding cocktails.
The misunderstanding of Port is that it is either for the winter months or merely an after-dinner drink. Yet neither is exclusive. Graham’s 20-Year-Old Tawny bridges all the gaps. Using a variety of Ports from five different vineyard sites, this 20-Year-Old is drinking extremely well right now. Comprising various grapes including Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Franca, this 20 YO is full of life.
The Last Drop team has introduced its very first Port release—The Last Drop 1870 & 1970 Centenario “Old Colheita” Tawny Port Duo— an exquisite debut spanning 100 years of port that expands the company’s distinctive portfolio to include rare fortified aged wines for the very first time as the company celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary this spring.