Littlemill 1989 – Malts of Scotland

Littlemill is a distillery with a mixed reputation. Some bottles that have come out of late received pretty good reviews, but the general consensus is that it was not one of the greats from the Lowlands like Rosebank and St. Magdalene.

Nose:
Littlemill 1989 - Malts of ScotlandVery malty with orange and cloves. Warm bready crusts with some peppermint in the background. A nice combination of wintry things.

Taste:
The palate felt very thin but there was a certain spiciness. Whole grain bread, a little bit of wood. The development is a little weird as it turns rather cloying with a little greasiness.

Finish:
This is a two-layered one. At first there is the unexpected bread flavour after which it turns surprisingly fruity. The flavours start to mingle after half a minute or so. The texture that remains is a little dusty. Quite long, but a bit thin.

This is a very weird, but quite interesting whisky. I’m not sure I like it all that much, but there are some very interesting flavours there. It does feel quite unbalanced though.

Littlemill 1989, Malts of Scotland, 52.8%, Sherry Butt #2511, available at Jurgen’s Whiskyhuis for € 119.

3 stars

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About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y and beer. I like to listen to loads of music and read an occasional book. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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5 Responses to Littlemill 1989 – Malts of Scotland

  1. It really is different than the one i posted about today (Kintra 22 year old) . first Littlemill i ever had. this sounds interesting. i should try it this week and compare to the Kintra ;)

  2. Bigwxxl says:

    couldn’t agree more…Littlemill always a surprise but no save bet

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