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.