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Overall rating
88.26/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
28.03.1989
Bottled
05.2011
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2511
Number of bottles
325
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
20 Jul 2011 9:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 309.50

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Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 MoS

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Usually I'm not that fond of Littlemill, because of the 'chicken liver' character which is not my cup of tea. This Littlemill doesn't have that (may be masked by the sherry influence?) and makes it very good in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Lots of vanilla sweetness to start with. But also orange marmelade, mango and raisins. Coconut. Christmas cake. Marshmellows. Hints of sherry. It's all very fresh and accessible.
    • Taste
      Lots of dried fruits now with a spicy kick of pepper. Accacia honey. Lemon as well. Nutiness. Cedar wood. Chocolate. Quite creamy.
    • Finish
      Long, hot and sweet. Chill pepper and carraway. Cinnamom. Tanninic.

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Certainly not an easy one to handle at the start. Give or take 30 mins to develop and feel the burst of tropical fruit goodness, as well as a nutty composure enveloping the corner of your mouth. No meat taste here, its a herbal fruity and nutty dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly spicy and fruity from the get go, chocolate, red plums, dried kumquat orange, dried cacao powder, milo, ovaltine, ginger, rum baba cake.

      After opening up, hazelnuts and milk chocolate show up bringing rise to cherry infused wine.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Starting gets a lil bit salty and sour. This instantly reminds me of a french dish, Coq au vin - wine roasted chicken, potatoes, swede, turnips, garlic, lemon punch, grape juice, thick and dense merlot grapes. Lychee, longan and Korean white pears.

      Various spices include cinnamon, parsley, pepper and basil which are the few I can get my tastebuds upon.

      At a certain point, I had noticed mangoes and banana toasted bread. Some of that orange citrus develops here, instead of acidic more towards a sweet marmalade like jam.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long, nutty sensation paired with a minute amount of tannins. Slightly dry, from the tannins but overall a pretty solid finishing.

  3. Mondrian scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    N: Bourbony, i.e. vanilla and coconut, very perfumy. Then hazelnuts, chocolate, Nutella spread, massive! Cola, citrus, apples, really alternating between the fresh and chocolatey notes every few minutes. Mincemeat, even hints of Ardbeg citrus/smoke combo. And cinnamon, too.

    M: Washing powder! Vanilla, Citrus, hot. Some fruity hints but predominantly washing powder, Persil in particular. Lots of chalk, too.

    Nose was fine and exciting in a way but the mouth ruins it. 

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice and spicy this one. I like it. I have found this spiciness in sherried Littlemills before.
    • Nose
      Rich, fruity, ginger cake, ripe plums, gooseberry, sultanas and prominent sherry and orange peels.
    • Taste
      Orange liqueur, dried peels, rich dark syrup sponge, ginger, cinnamon and a little mocha.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy and sherried with the orange staying until the finish

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 365 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016

  7. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sometimes i just love those sherried Littlemills .
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      creamy, fruity, chocolate, coconut, winey, cognac, pepper - red pepper and citrus - lemon
    • Taste
      citrus - lemon like 7up and dry with spices - kebab spices
    • Finish
      vanilla, basilicum, nuts and spicy

  9. Kiezentriebwein scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. MacMenM scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ultimate !
    • Nose
      start with some polished wood, light flora after a while, lots of herbs... great aroma's
    • Taste
      creamy and delicious, again that fine fruited wood, some nuts
    • Finish
      long, nuts are coming back

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