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Overall rating
90.57/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB117178
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Joint bottling with The Auld Alliance Singapore and Three Rivers Tokyo
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
282
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2018 5:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 190.00

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37 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 TWA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.57 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I always used to say old Irish whisky has a Littlemill element to it. And in the case of this whisky, this Littlemill has an element of the Irish.
    • Nose
      Nose opens up on those delicate fruit notes and soft vanilla that you come to expect from an older Littlemill. Honeydew melon, a few slices of grapefruit and some papaya to spice things up. Very clean spirit allowing the white oak to make its mark with some wood spices tingling the nose. Some herbal tea notes of the fruity variety.
      With time the nose unexpectedly becomes cinnamon rolls, fresh out of the oven.
    • Taste
      Sweetness as soon as it hits the tongue, its that honeydew melon leaping to attention before being slapped in the face from some spice. Soft ginger spice begins to dance on the tongue along with notes of white oak. Fruitiness is there, lots of tropical fruits with even some tart berries thrown into the mix.
      Holding on the palate the melon comes back, we're moving from the juicy meat to the harder part, the mantle of the melon if you will.
    • Finish
      Finish very much on the honeydew melon still, more of the skin however with a slight bitterness in there. Slight oaky note carries on the palate, slightly dry but decent in length.

  2. MH90 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Littlemill 25 yo 1989/2014 (50.9%, The Whisky Agency for The Auld Alliance & Three Rivers, 282 bottles) Four stars and a half Some Lowland whisky bottled by some Germans for some Singaporeans and Japanese, how ‘world’ is that? And how cool? Colour: pale gold. Nose: it’s an Irish Littlemill. You know, these Littlemills that, should you not pay attention, you’d think were distilled at Midleton, with a kind of pure pot still character. Redbreast isn’t too far, but this has rather more oomph and brightness. Herbal teas, bananas (both green and yellow), limestone, grapefruits… In a way, this is a greasier Sancerre. Perfect. With water: soot and limoncello, that’s what I’m finding now. Mouth (neat): and once again I find it a little more ‘Irish’ than the others. This is a true fruit bomb, with mangos, passion fruits, bananas, citrons, gooseberries, even ‘normal’ apples… What’s also great is the way the minerality keeps its all straight and never ‘whorish’ (wot?) With water: more of the same, although it may get a little more citrusy and zesty, losing its Irish fatness. Finish: quite long, but rather more herbal, grassy, unexpectedly austere. Comments: it lost one or two point at the finish, but it’s still totally and utterly great. SGP:561 - 89 points.

  3. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/littlemill-19892014-the-auld-alliance-refill-hogshead-509-vol-282-bottles/

  5. scotpeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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