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Overall rating
90.31/100
votes
175
Whiskybase ID
WB26779
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Thosop Import (TI)
Bottling serie
Handwritten Label
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
227
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2011 3:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.90

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158 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 TI

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    after 1250+ ratings... this was my first 92 points for a dram. WOW. Thxs Henri vd Ree
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. FrankH did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Whiskyauction.com, 29.05.2021: maxbid €600.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful whisky, especially the nose keeps surprising, very versatile and addictive. The taste is great as well, although less versatile and rich. A lot of chocolate. Overall a magnificent whisky for sure, thank you JacobaEd for providing me a sample of this outstanding whisky.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Lovely nose of old school sherried whisky style. Old leather, furniture polish, red fruits, berries, chocolate, full but no pickering alcohol. Oily. Nuts as well, very versatile. Now something vegetal too, 'green', plants. Coffee.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sparkling, full bodied, but very fruity. Red fruits, berries, leather, milk chocolate. Creamy structure now. Honey sweetness. Then chocolate takes over again.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A little pickering, full, berries, winegums, long finish, cassis, cherries. Chocolate and pinetrees (?!) remains for quite some time. Drying mouthfeel as well, wood.

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose, a really expressive palate that to get the full effect does not need water.
    For a Littlemill this is quite a heavy whisky, no time for a tasting note, will do that another time but here is my first impression, good whisky on first contact but I preferred the 1988 Liquid Sun refill sherry a little more
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I Could Not Care Less

    Djeez, to think that this was released in 2011 and only now do I get a chance to try it – thanks to my buddy Imanuel. This Littlemill was selected by Luc Timmermans for his so-called Handwritten Labels series, but by now is nowhere to be found anymore.

    Grand and somewhat old school nose with lots of bitter oranges, honeysweet cherries and a floral touch, drenched in dark caramel syrup. Ginger and liquorice, cinnamon and cloves. Rum raisins, mocha and a hint of chocolate. All the way in the back is a mild note of wood glue, but it works.

    It could have done with a bit more body in my book, but taste wise it’s an absolute bomb! Sweet and sour on cherries, kiwi, grapefruit, oranges, raisins, gooseberries and candied sugar, while the wood keeps it a tad dry. Again spicy, but softer than the nose announced. The sherry cask clearly put its foot down, but when it’s this good, one can only cheer.

    The finish is medium long, drying and wonderfully old school.

    It’s hard to detect the soft Littlemill character because of the very active sherry cask, but I could not care less as this is simply a marvelous dram. Thanks, Manny!

  8. marq scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A true sherry bomb beautifully concentrated
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet with lots of ripe fruit plums sherry honey spices cedar almond paste powerful and concentrated candied fruit.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Ripe fruit sherry bomb plum concentrated honey later some nomuskaat ginger
    • Finish
      93 93
      Slightly bitter sweet and sour chocolate mocha crema, lingers nice and long and pleasantly

  9. wataya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: Grand Marnier, bitter orange peel, cherry sweets, sugared violets, a little glue, vanilla, concentrated caramel and ginger.

    T: Sherry, bitter orange peel, soft pepper notes and boiled red apples.

    F: Stewed orange peel, boiled red apples, pepper in lemon peel, dry woody notes.

  10. markkuyper scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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