Littlemill 1991/2010 Douglas of Drumlanrig
This might’ve been the first Littlemill I ever bought, although I’m not sure of it. It is one of the first anyway. The bottle was emptied a long time ago, but I set aside a sample for reviewing purposes. There were only 36 bottles of this Littlemill. Another part of this cask was bottled at a much lower strength of 46 percent abv.
Littlemill 1991/2010 (53,1%, Douglas of Drumlanrig, C# LD6601)
Nose: Very fresh with soft fruits. Apples and pears. There’s lemon here too and some ozone as well. A hint of wet cardboard. All very subtle, maybe even a bit too much so.
Taste: Lots and lots of pink grapefruit with a pinch of white pepper. The apples and pears make an encore. A tad oak-y.
Finish: Oak, grapefruit. Fairly long.
Certainly one of the lesser Littlemill bottlings I’ve tasted. Not as balanced as I’d like. Pretty good still, but pales in comparison to some of the better Littlemills out there.
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.