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Overall rating
89.18/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB30890
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Joint bottling with The Whisky Agency
Vintage
1989
Bottled
11.2011
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
120
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Mar 2012 3:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 259.00

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40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 SS

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.18 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked that very much. I would say a distinguished gentleman.
    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      Orange gold

      Nose:
      For me it starts a bit bitter, but with a lot of vanilla. Plus a subtle touch of glue. Rotten wood, a hint of caraway and a sweet white wine scent. Caramel, hazelnut and a little bit of dark chocolate. Slightly sour orange marmalade and warm pear compote. I'll let it go…
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague looks thicker and thicker. Even syrupy. Just got some wine cream. A little rose hip follows. The light fruit notes are now more towards dried fruit. It also becomes significantly sweeter. Brown sugar and subtle herbs.
      Very nice nose!
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then the alcohol pushes and brings a pinch of nutmeg. It only gets drier before a creamy, light fruit sweetness takes over the mouth. The nutty brings with it a certain bitterness. A hint of Haribo liquorice and overripe mango. Forest blossom honey and of course vanilla should not be missing. The taste has something of forest. A bit bitter. Difficult to describe. Pear is also evident again in the taste. There's a pure alcohol note inside, some of which I have with triple-distilled whisk (e) y.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Nice creamy and pleasant sweetness. A bit of bitter oak completes the story. I also find this fine, pure alcohol note again.

  2. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. scotpeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose expressive. Sweet attack, powerful development and a little salty that brings tannins. The finish is slightly bitter. Bad q / p.

  5. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Inge scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

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

  8. Inge scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    I love this whisky, i find it tells the story of what i love in a good littlemill, it is unlike any other whisky, for me, so fresh, evokes images of a sunny youthfull girl, it takes me back to the smell of my old balletclass studio when the sun would heat up the place. I hear the blind pianoman playing chopin. This is one of my favourite expressions so far. Unique.
    • Nose
      Sweet, marsepan, banana, grassy and floral, sherry, a bit of melon, fresh hay
    • Taste
      Very fresh, orange peel, grassy, woody, it descends sweetly with a bit of a punch on the tongue, touch of bitterness but not too much
    • Finish
      Not so huge, delicate, the grassy woodiness remains together with a lingering citrussy sunnyness

  9. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Lucas Falchero scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A classic whisky, very homogeneous. Sloppy and reassuring.
    • Nose
      Honey, again. Encaustic. It's nice and warm.
    • Taste
      With spices comes the apple, the orange and a bit of smoked lumber with burnt tire. Alcohol is well associated.
    • Finish
      Pretty short.

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