Littlemill 1989 Arc

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Inaugural Release
Stated Age
22 years old
Refill sherry hogshead
Number of bottles
48.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Sep 2011 1:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 410.00

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96 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 Arc

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.44 points

  1. John87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very enjoyable dram. Sherry, honey, resin, oak.

  3. p4blo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very complex Littlemill, a like it a lot.
    • Nose
      Very herbal at first, perfumy, notes of lavender, truffle. Thick old sherry notes, leather, dust, a hint of varnish, some menthol and eucalyptus. Very complex.
    • Taste
      Oily, thick, minty. Old school sherry, truffles, notes of rum. Becomes slightly tannic and bitter, but not in an overwhelming way. Harbal notes are there too.
    • Finish
      Quite short, on candy sweetness countered by black tea, chocolate and espresso.

  4. Willie JJ scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This is the best Littlemill I can rememberm. A cracking cask
    • Nose
      I've never been much of a fan of Littlemill and this one had the pungency and heat that I expected. It's been a great cask though and this one delivers hot rhubarb and apple pie with floral overtones. Very nice indeed.
    • Taste
      Even more surprising, this is really delicious. Heavily sugared stewed fruits with a mountain of spice that makes it a hugely intense experience. Great.
    • Finish
      Here comes the heat again though. Typical Littlemill with a burst of flame at the end. Some fruit whizzing around but the heat conquers all.

  5. BeatF scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Liquid precious metal!
    • Nose
      Light pear at first, then flowers, mint, dried bananas, leather, even a little vanilla Absolutely perfect and with the words above just sketch weak!
    • Taste
      oily and full-bodied
    • Finish
      Wow! Leather, shoe wax, mango, flowers etc.

  6. webdiver scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. BenNevis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is more like Macallan than Littlemill. Lots of sherry notes and very smooth. Very enjoyable. One of the best malts I have had for a wile.

  8. peathead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It`s a good Littlemill, but not my style.  Thanks for the large sample, RvZ!!  But I don`t think I`ll buy one of these soon.

  9. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    amazing !  i have tasted some Littlemill up to now and scored it never higher than 70 points, this is the exception on the rule. What a great whisky and what a great nose (tobacco, dried fruits, some almonds and oily)

  10. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      more oak than cereal here but in nice balance, somewhat musty/dusty this time around, dry black tea, raw tobacco, also some distant dried fruits, (88)
      A bit later: still quite oaky, but more vanilla now, also some red fruits/berries now,  nicely balanced with the wood. (89)
    • Taste
      quite oaky at the start again, wet oak at that, a quick attack of spices, herbs & tobacco underneath the oak, somewhat resin-ous, heather, (86)
    • Finish
      then berry tea, honey, even with a touch of beeswax, nicely mellowing out with a few blackcurrant notes inbetween the very pleasant wood. Turning dry/bitter & slightly waxern/oily at the same time at the end. Interesting! (90)
      Later: turns sweeter, less woody & bitter, dried mango, white chocolate comes through as well but also looses some of the savoury notes (91)


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