Littlemill 1988/2014 Bottled For K&L Wine Merchants
Littlemill was closed in 1994 and a fire in 2004 completely demolished the distillery. That means limited supply, and the demand for 20-something Littlemill is getting higher and higher. Luckily there are a lot of independent bottlers who are still sitting on precious casks of this Lowlander. David Stirk’s Creative Whisky Company is one of them. Het bottled this one exclusively for Californian retailer K&L Wine Merchants.
Littlemill 1988/2014 (54,9%, Creative Whisky Company, C# 8, 268 bts.)
Nose: At first there are some sweeter notes, mainly some caramel and a little bit of fudge. Then the fruit appears. Green apple, apple cider, melon and pineapple. It also has a slight nutty quality and some waxiness.
Taste: Orange and grapefruit. Less fruity than the nose, more bitterness and also white pepper. It’s a bit too sharp, but adding water helps to round it out a bit.
Finish: Medium to long. An oaky bitterness accompanied by pineapple.
A nice Littlemill, although I’ve tasted many better ones. It is still available if you want one.
Thanks to Michael for providing this sample.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.