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Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
112
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mancarella (Ma)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
02.1992
Bottled
03.2019
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
29
Number of bottles
232
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2019 12:42 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 419.90

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112 × member ratings

179 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1992 Ma

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] Oh, oh Littlemill - no one gave a damn on you as long as you were still alive and it seemed as if you were completely forgotten by 2010. But then... all of a sudden Littlemill rose like a phoenix to a hyped dram. How can this be? So I have to check if the hype is based on quality too or if it is just a collector's / investor's thing...

    ...and to be honest: Again this bottling proves why Littlemill was neglected by almost all drinkers until the collectors digged it out. It offers a rather limited complexity with some feinty off-notes that maybe some drinkers do enjoy (but I do not, unfortunately). As a drinker I am not willing to spend more than 100 Euro on a bottle of such quality and I am pretty sure that no one will sell a bottle at this price to me (otherwise drop me a message).
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a buttery and slightly cheesy profile that reminds me somewhat of Jura drams. After some breathing shy fruits and floral aromas join in but they never make it to the main stage. The wood is appropriate given its age but the complexity is rather limited. And I do not like this cheesy touch, to be honest...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is buttery too and without the cheese, luckily. There are some fine fruits and barley sugars before the waxes pop up. This is much better than the nose but is it great? No, still this taste lacks the complexity I expect from a 90+points dram. It is nicely chewable and quaffable, but this is the typical limited Littlemill profile (why nobody cared about this distillery until 2010).
    • Finish
      86 86
      The initial mouthfeel is warming with just a minor coating effect and some drying-astringent moments (cold metals) that are not distracting. The finish is of medium length and adds some shy spices and bitter notes (tannins at work). Water releases herbal-waxy aromas in the nose but dilutes the taste too much, so I like to nose it a little reduced but prefer to drink it neat.

  2. Zini did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Another malt that is hyped by a certain group into the bottomless ...

    I do not understand the evaluations of this very one-dimensional and really mediocre littlemill. Tastes are known to be different, but anyone who has ever tasted a few Littlemill, they can compare with each other and comes doubly free to a judgment.

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    19 20 20 20 79

    Littlemill is my favorite distillery. Everything that I love him for is missing here, or rather clogged with alcohol, of which there is too much, IMHO, sorry, but this is some kind of Anti-Mill: (... but I see many people like it, life goes on .. .

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Eucalyptus, candle wax, Nashi pear, vanilla quark, kiwi, apricot, creamy almond, light marzipan sweetness, some putty, very subtle and more subtle woody spice. For the strength extremely mild in the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hui, funky. Acidic, chalky, with sweet tropical fruits that tend slightly overripe / fermented. Kiwiquark. Somehow a light sea or shellfish association. Shellfish?
      My first maritime Lowlander. ;)
      Something unusual; drops significantly over the nose.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sour-tart, vanilla, little wood.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A good to very good Littlemill, but can not compete with the very large bottlings. Above all, I personally miss the tropical fruits and the alcohol is very present.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Green, grass, cereals, restrained fruit, more lemon, honey, apple, melon, sweet and when the alcohol has settled down, very harmonious
    • Taste
      87 87
      clear alcohol, apple, melon, wood,
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, cereals and clear barrel, slight bitterness

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Always these hype bottlings, Lost DingsBumsBlaBla anyway no one drinks the bottles, you can fill the last crap :)
    I was hoping that he does not taste me, so I save the purchase. The plan is not on - horny shit Dino! Complex is such a phrase, you can always write, if you can not think of anything else - but here it fits, the malt is a journey - both in the nose and on the palate. He is so accessible that I liked him immediately, but also so complex and changeable - that he will make fun for more than a bottle.
    If you are very sensitive to slight bitterness you should probably. before a sample ... need not write the filling was in hours and here I think little of it in the secondary market to find again.

    Immediately after opening, I had a clear sea fish note in the glass - but it was gone after a few minutes - so do not panic.
    • Nose
      91 91
      grassy, waxy, oily full - the nose is very voluminous and dense for cutting - then it is very sweet, spicy honey, creme brulee - especially roasted aromas, vanilla, salt caramel, lye brittle skin, aromas which I associate with freshly cut branches: tree sap very creamy waxy fresh oak flavors, lots of fresh spices and herbs
      With more time he becomes more fruity - pineapple with yogurt, ripe cantaloupe melon, warm cheesecake with gooseberries,
    • Taste
      91 91
      cooked pears in on custard, tangerines, yellow melon, dried pineapple, orange with peel, Earl Gray tea, ginger, a fine touch rubber band, very intense mint (without burning), grapefruit peel and Zesten, increasingly dry but at a comfortable level - birch water Freshly cut, light wooden boards with a hint of resin and a noticeable tannin load - it tingles and dances on the tongue - the aromas swing and pulsate, change again in intensity and shape - it can be chewed for a very long time
    • Finish
      90 90
      I am a small drinker and only the finish seemed like the weak point of this bottling - after half the dram I have a very persistent presence on the palate - fruit and oak - creamy, harmonious with a fine bitterness that I feel comfortable.

  8. EinSpatzUnterVielen did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose is clearly ahead, you can feel the age, a solid drop - a nice Littlemill, if I miss a bit of the fruit kick in the mouth (I'm just there on it).
    • Nose
      first of all the seemingly obligatory LM bicycle tube (which I did not have with any LM yet ;-)), lots of lemon, grapefruit, very interwoven, window cleaner, then the whole thing calms down, suddenly a lot of vanilla and light honey, extremely spicy with clove pepper, ginger, Nutmeg, freshly cracked twigs, stripped willow leaves, extremely fruity-spicy now, green gooseberries, extremely grated fresh mint leaves, a touch of licorice, bergamot oil, fresh young ginger, linseed oil, varnish, Boskoopäpfel, Japanese quince, Lassi, saffron, cardamom, Hyssop, sorrel, a little dark cocoa, walnut oil, raspberries, all very dense and intense
    • Taste
      creamy-spicy, vanilla, grapefruit juice, baking cocoa, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, astringent, marble cake, strong coffee with cream, far less fruity than in the nose, the spice increases strongly with the second sip, fresh mint, more coffee Cream, more cloves and black pepper now, spicy honey, a touch of licorice, bergamot oil, dandelion and dandelion root, some rose petal tea, walnut oil and peel skin
    • Finish
      long, lively, but set at the same time; Here again the grapefruit vanilla combo comes forward, very creamy, fruity, spicy and discreetly bitter balance, very round and compact, again a tick Littlemill bike tube, towards the end unfortunately increasingly, waxy-vanilla ...

  9. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For me actually my best ex-Bourbon Littlemill. Having that said - lets try the next port bitch;)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Hobbit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Already in the first tasting I found out that this malt hardly or hardly tolerates water. Therefore, he comes straight to the glass undiluted today.

    Aroma:
    The first nose is quite a variety of flavors. Very complex and hard to decode right away. Roughly speaking citrus fruits, vanilla and woody spice. Unfortunately, a light sting from the alcohol. Star fruit, lime, passion fruit, mountain apricot, lychee, lemon zest, profound honey melon, cane sugar, blossom honey, custard, ginger, a sugary-sweet fruit salad with neat juice, grape and white wine grains, spring white, must, the nose is full and top-class, complex, round, sweet, balanced and gets better and more seductive from moment to moment. There are so many different fruit flavors in different stages of maturity that it is almost impossible to name them all. Later come from time to time the wood and spicy aromas through more with the already repeatedly called by other tasters bent young branches and tree sap, which sounds bad when reading but in the nose is great. A great nose!

    Taste:
    light, mild, creamy, grapefruit, vanilla, light apricot, oak, again tree sap, again many different citrus fruits, again litchi, lemon candy, ricola herbs .... hmmm ...

    finish:
    Unfortunately, the finish is comparatively short ... you think, but it hold a clear citrus note with the Ricola herbs and oak spice in the mouth firmly, to the slightly sticky sweetness, again association of lemon pouring, the finish is not intense, rather subtle but this light and subtle holds on closer inspection quite long.

    Total:
    The first tasting had not convinced me so much. It was a great malt but not worth your high price. This time he has put on a big shovel and shows a much more intense and complex picture. Now I'm already much more pondering. As a point of criticism one could see the rather light and "mild" overall concept of the malts. Especially in taste and finish one thinks first "huch, but it is mild, there is not much", but in a rather subliminal way is a great versatility. It's just a lowlander after all.

    What remains? Dino has once again, as so often, landed a great litter! It is like he is the only bottler who can taste the barrels before and then picks out the grenades with ease and accuracy, and also gets his share. The Littlemill does not come to me for the great Speysider but is (again) big malt cinema.

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