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Irish whiskey expert joins the Last Drop Assembly

The Last Drop Distillers has announced Helen Mulholland as the newest member of its Assembly. Founded in 2008 by Tom Jago and James Espey, the Last Drop releases limited edition whiskies in a diversity of styles, with just 33 bottlings since its founding.  
The London-based distillery’s Assembly is comprised of spirits industry experts, described as a forum which “promotes and encourages the exchange of knowledge and experience from an array of industries, bringing in fresh ideas and inspiration.”  
The Last Drop Distillers is led by managing director Rebecca Jago. Speaking on Mulholland’s appointment, Jago shared: “We are delighted to welcome Helen to the Assembly. Her unparalleled knowledge and passion for Irish whiskey make her the perfect fit for our group of luminaries from across the worlds of Scotch, American, Irish and Indian whiskies, Cognac and rum.  
“Helen will be an immensely valuable addition to the Assembly: she has an exceptional palate and incredible experience, and is also truly captivating company.” 
Formerly of Bushmills Distillery, Mulholland is currently master blender of Lough Gill Distillery. She is a member of the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame, into which she was inducted in 2019. Mulholland has previously collaborated with the Last Drop on the distillery’s first Irish whiskey release; Release No. 32, a 32-year-old single malt by Louise McGuane of JJ Corry. 
Mulholland commented: “Joining the Last Drop Distillers Assembly is a great honour. I feel a great affinity with the work of the company and their quest for ‘the remarkable’ and look forward to collaborating closely with the Last Drop team and colleagues in the Assembly.  
“Working in Irish whiskey is an incredible privilege, and being able to interact with the special casks that the Last Drop has put together will be very special. There is a feeling and connection inherent in whisky, like spending time with a family member or entering an old house, and I look forward to sharing my love and enjoyment of the spirit with the Assembly.” 

15 February 2024 - Lucy Schofield