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Diversification is big news these days as brewers and winemakers alike are venturing into the spirits market, but purveyors of rare whiskeys The Last Drop celebrated going in the other direction on Wednesday night, launching a duo of rare old Tawny Ports; one dating to 1970, and the other to 1870.

Leading fortified wine expert Ben Howkins was on hand to lead team db through the tasting. While the 1970 variety exhibited aromas of rich and balanced nutty fruits, Howkins said “a black and white tasting note simply cannot do justice to a wine almost 150 years old.”

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