Review: Littlemill 25 Year Old Private Cellar Edition

littlemill25yobottleLittlemill 25yo Private Cellar Edition – 50.4% abv

Info: The Loch Lomond Group are releasing this 25 year old Littlemill, whisky from a distillery which has long gone, destroyed by fire in 2004 and now mostly demolished. Selected from a mix of 10 American and European oak casks which were then married together and finished in Oloroso sherry casks. 1500 bottles, bottle includes a mini.
Legs: Thick, slow, oily legs.
Colour: Autumnal bold, bright gold.
Nose: Fairly powerful nose, quite high alcohol vapours. Behind the vapours are sweet notes of barley, gentle hints of peat and stewed autumn fruits. There’s a rubbery quality, coming from the sherry influence. After a while there’s a nuttyness that comes out a little.
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Review: Littlemill 21yo (IB) Lady of the Glen

Littlemill-21-LotGLady of the Glen 21 Year Old Littlemill – 53.6%

With roots as old as 1750 the Littlemill Distillery was rumoured to be the oldest in Scotland before it burned down in 2004.

Colour: Golden

Nose: Bees wax and woody honeycomb sweetness amongst a field full of barley. Leather. Slight alcohol nip if you inhale too strongly.

Palate: Thick and fairly woody with a dollop of spice. With time the grassy barley malt comes through along with citrus tropical fruits and a slight slate or flinty stone like quality.

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Review: Littlemill – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

littlemill-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whiskyLittlemill Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) – NAS – 50cl, 47.40%

Colour: Light, bright straw.

Nose: Spicey wood, creaminess, vanilla, thinners, farmey barley. Leave it for a good long time to open up, when you do huge citrus is there.

Palate: Interesting! Doesn’t follow the nose too much (at first), on the palate you’ll find buckets of summer citrus fruits and slightly brown bananas. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and oily and the spices found on the nose are really easy going on the palate, it’s smooth and velvety, with slight notes of the type of bourbon maturation that I like in Tomatin.

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