Littlemill 1992/2014 Cadenhead
Time for another Littlemill, this time by one of my favourite independent bottlers, Cadenhead. This one is from their Small Batch-series, which means it is a vatting of two, three or sometimes even four casks. In theory this means that a flaw in one of the casks, could be masked or balanced out by one of the other casks used for this release. It should make for a more balanced whisky.
Littlemill 1992/2014 (53,7%, Cadenhead, 558 bts.)
Nose: Grassy, mostly dried, but also a little of moist grass. Some old wet oak as well. The fruit arrives after a couple of minutes. Green apples and white grapes. Buttery.
Taste: Oily mouth feel. Spicy with black pepper and cloves. Followed by lemon, raspberry and grapefruit. Nice balance, and slightly drying.
Finish: Hint of chocolate, some pineapple. Lovely creamy.
Nice balance, rich flavours and attractive aroma’s. Not much more you can ask for.
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.