- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Thosop Import (TI)
- Bottling serie
- Handwritten Label
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Refill Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 55.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 31 Oct 2011 3:05 pm
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175 × member ratings
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
- after 1250+ ratings... this was my first 92 points for a dram. WOW. Thxs Henri vd Ree
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- 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.
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.
Sparkling, full bodied, but very fruity. Red fruits, berries, leather, milk chocolate. Creamy structure now. Honey sweetness. Then chocolate takes over again.
A little pickering, full, berries, winegums, long finish, cassis, cherries. Chocolate and pinetrees (?!) remains for quite some time. Drying mouthfeel as well, wood.
- 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
- 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!
- A true sherry bomb beautifully concentrated
Sweet with lots of ripe fruit plums sherry honey spices cedar almond paste powerful and concentrated candied fruit.
Ripe fruit sherry bomb plum concentrated honey later some nomuskaat ginger
Slightly bitter sweet and sour chocolate mocha crema, lingers nice and long and pleasantly
- 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.