Littlemill 1990/2013 from Eiling Lim
Eiling Lim is a new name among the indie bottlers out there, but she is quite well-known amongst whisky lovers. She is a Malaysian blogger writing about whisky, but also about food and wine. For the selection of her casks she is helped by her husband, former Malt Maniac Luc Timmermans. This Littlemill is the first whisky she ever bottled.
Littlemill 1990/2013 (49,8%, Eiling Lim, 68 bts.)
Nose: Very fruity, lots of oranges and a bit of coconut. There is some wet hay, damp wood and cardboard here as well. Some very light caramel notes and it can be a bit soapy at times. Great complexity.
Taste: Zesty? Interesting. It is well-rounded and has an oily and thick mouthfeel. There are some tropical influences with mango being the main flavour, as well as oranges and grapefruit. It has a malty quality.
Finish: Long. Barley, manderin and grapefruit.
Maybe not as great as I expected based on some other reviews I’ve read so far, bit still a very good Littlemill. Thanks to Yapi for the 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.