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Overall rating
87.98/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Liquid Sun (LS)
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
255
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2011 6:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 349,00

11 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 LS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.98 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is expressive and suggest a fruity syrupy whisky.
    Crisp sherry mixed with various fruits including orange and blackberry.

    The fruit and sherry combine nicely and there is a little peat in the mix, no need for water this is fine without it.

    This is a tasty Littlemill
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Waykid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the best part though the taste is not lagging far behind.. A very interesting combination of shellfish and honey/syrup.
    • Nose
      Quite dry, raisin, dry hay, a really pleasant syrupy oak, dried fig and date, evens and opens up gradually, honey, Ida red  -apple that strengthens, the whole becomes more fresh with time.  
    • Taste
      Grain, luscious scallop, anise and a hint of Zubrowka, the Polish bison-grass-vodka, sweet and syrupy, sweet&sour sauce, malty butter, a nice and strong shellfish: shrimp, mushell and scallop.
    • Finish
      Really good, soft malty and honeyed. Middle long.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It takes a moment to find the Littlemill under the sherry but it's there.
    • Nose
      Colour darker than the Berry Bros cask 11 next to it, cask 11 being pale yellow and the LS one having a richer golden shade with a copper tint. Someone called the LS one perfumey, which has a ring of truth to it since the refill sherry cask seems to have imparted more than just some colour. The whiskys have a recognizably similar base but the LS version has more sweetness and pungent flowery notes.
    • Taste
      Neat it's a bit odd. The initial attack on the mouth is delicious and very likable but midway the taste begins to turn into a mixture of alcohol and perfume. Some water improves it a lot, bringing up some of that taffy I felt was overdone in DL OMC cask 9443. Wine gums. A dry rich body. The taste turns halfway through, this time into soaked old wood and sprouts.
    • Finish
      When given enough water it isn't as flowery and sweet any more. The dryness is accentuated and I think the whole improves quite a lot. I like the way this lingers even when reduced.

  4. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose of meadow flowers, honey and caramel apple. Sweet attack but the development is well wooded and astringent as well as the final. Nice nose but the mouth is below.

  5. Inge scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Nose : lemony strawberry, hay, sunshine on a floral meadow, orange juice
    Taste : sawdust, liquorish, lime fruit, roses
    Finish: long and mellow a bit bitter softened by that hazy feel of grass in the sun
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Lucas Falchero scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus fruits; orange, lime. Green apple. Hawthorn fragrance. The nose is very fragrant. A hint of tobacco, maybe. And cereals. I also find caramel, light.
    • Taste
      On the palate, what the nose foreshadows is not found completely. Vanilla and honey are added to citrus fruits and cereals. I detect some rusty metal.
    • Finish
      Comfortable without being long, the finish leaves a little honey and vanilla.

  7. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    You can see tasting notes on Onversneden.com (scored 91/100).

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    This Littlemill is a bit perfumy for my taste.

  9. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      raw cereals (wheat & barley), wet oak & some sawdust, grassy, dry peppermint tea bags, some tobacco, vanilla-licorice, minimal lemon, (86)
    • Taste
      upfront oak - lots of it,  malty, vanilla with a touch of caramel, but not much chance for anything else to come through next to the oak, but surprisingly yummy, & seems to get less woody over time (88)
    • Finish
      mellowing out into nice maltyness with quite a bit of vanilla, some apricots, multi fruit wine-gummies & honey appear next to the ever present but very pleasant oak note as well.  (90)

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