Littlemill 1988 TWC

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Stated Age
23 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 apr 2012 8:19 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.00

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54 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Littlemill 1988 TWC

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.63 points.

  1. magic_slim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another prove that the current Littlemill bottlings are a "must have", especially the sherried ones.
    • Nose
      Warming on aromatic notes of very alcoholic sherry at first nosing. The aroma is sweet with additional raisins, chocolate and chestnuts. All pleasant and nice.
    • Taste
      Rich sherry aroma - one of the high quality ones - at first mouthfeel. Juicy orange-chocolate with prunes and raisins. Not very complex but harmonic and the taste is fantastic!
    • Finish
      Long and satisfying with the high quality sherry aroma lingering on.

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  3. MH90 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Littlemill 23 yo 1988/2012 (54.9%, The Whisky Cask, 1st fill sherry butt) Five stars Full sherry this time again. Remember the brilliant Hart Bros.? Colour: full amber. Nose: chocolate and butterscotch tangoing to perfection, with ganache-y notes in the background, as well as a little mocha, maduro cigars, and black tea. And yet, there is a lightness to this, which I enjoy mucho. Totally not heady sherry, quite the opposite. With water: old copper coins, ‘dry’ coffee beans, earth, geranium flowers, earl grey, cocoa… There's not a throwaway in the bunch! Mouth (neat): so totally very good! Blood oranges, chocolate, rum, parsley, a drop of soy sauce, lovage… How good is this? As some friend sometimes says, I want to marry this whisky (he’s a still a bachelor). With water: blood oranges all the way. Finish: long, both wide and even kind of fat, and yet fresh and citrusy. Comments: the finishes are always the trickiest parts (as Carl Lewis would have said). This time, the finish was perfect too. SGP:651 - 91 points.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I might've avoided sherried Littlemill in the past, but I won't do that anymore. This is a perfect marriage of sherry flavors and aroma's mixing with the distinctive Littlemill-profile.
    • Nose
      Grainy and malty to start, but then some nuts and caramel appear, as well as toasted oak, wet autumn leafs and brown sugar. There are a few proper citrus aroma's and underripe banana lingering in the background, as well as a hint of glue.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, black berries and raisins, with white pepper. Lots of citrus and oranges and some slightly burned caramel. Even though there is plenty of sherry influence here, you'll ever forget you're drinking a Littlemill. Especially the citrus will make you remember that.
    • Finish
      Warming and peppery with raisins and banana. Fairly long.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Raspberry concentrate, red grapes, almost port like sweetness, dried red fruit

    Initial taste: dark chocolate, dates, prunes, citrus, unripe banana, a little tinkle of the alcohol

    Body: thick and heavy, very oily!

    Finish: smooth but long. same as the taste. they keep on coming over and over.

    Price: worth the money, for me, yet it is still a lot.

    Presentation: don't know this was a sample swap.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Raisin, prune, dark cherry, red Haribo bears, grenadine syrup, toffee, mocha, soy sauce, hazelnut, orange, candy cane and banana. With water the banana really stands out. Rich nose!
    • Taste
      Blackberry, raspberry, cherry, raisin, cinnamon and pepper.
    • Finish
      Raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, toffee, raisin, banana and a light whiff of smoke.


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