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Overall rating
89.13/100
votes
123
Whiskybase ID
WB21245
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Grotesque Crocs
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
239
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2011 7:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 559.63

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123 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 TWA

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.13 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Deserves a lot of aeration. Very friendly, flirt with 90.
    • Nose
      White fruit, hay, dry grass. Artichokes.
      With aeration, a little exotic fruits. Camphor.
    • Taste
      On the palate, light, round, red fruit, slight perspiration.
    • Finish
      Finale on the fruit syrup. More and more exotic with aeration

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, raisin and caramel. Undiluted there's not much of the typical Littlemill style, that needs some water to break through.
    • Taste
      Cherry, mocha, grapefruit and oak.
    • Finish
      Mocha, cherry, toffee, blood orange and hazelnut paste.

  3. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    19-05-2018
    • Nose
      76 76
      spices
    • Taste
      79 79
      spices
    • Finish
      75 75
      medium, spices

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very good whisky, but far from the best Littlemill I have ever tasted! Enthusiasm: Nose 3/5 Mouth and final 4/5 Note made on a sip, during a tasting evening. Whisky n ° 1586
    • Nose
      After a note cardboard not very good, we find the typical herbs Littlemill, walnuts, woody sherry.
    • Taste
      Juicy and delicate, fruity and spicy, I find my marks.
    • Finish
      In the direct line of the mouth.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Thematzie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    WhiskyAuction 04-2017: 515,- €

  8. p4blo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Maybe the distillery character is masked by the big cask influence, but it's a great whisky nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Strong sherry casn influence with stewed red fruits, cocoa, chocolate, marzipan, leather. Slightly herbal, minty, after a while greener notes of flowers and grass emerge.
    • Taste
      Beautiful frutiness of apricots and peaches complemented by the sherry cask additions of chocolate, caramel, espresso and wood spices.
    • Finish
      Quite long, very powerful and mouthwarming on spices and chocolate, truffles and pralines.

  9. goran scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Littlemill 21 yo 1989/2011 (51,3%, The Whisky Agency, refill sherry hogshead, 239 bottles)  Colour: gold. Nose: starts on a great combination of slightly austere mineral and grassy notes with more extravagant fruits such as tangerines and papayas. Goes on with more hay, ripe peaches, greengages and whiffs of fresh ink. A little more vanilla and marzipan after a while. Nice complexity. Mouth: a rich fresh fruitiness and notes of green spices and… grass as well as a little ‘green’ coffee from the sherry. There are raisins and prunes as well but they’re not big whereas the coffee grows bolder by the minute. Interesting combination of cofeeish and lemony notes, quite unusual. Finish: rather long, more toasted/roasted, with quite some Ovaltine in the aftertaste. Comments: an unusual Littlemill, thanks to the sherry. A variant to try. SGP:552 - 89 points.

  10. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

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