Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Third Release
Stated Age
23 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2012 5:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 345.00

40 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1988 Arc

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.28 points

  1. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This kind of Littlemill is pretty unique in terms of prominent tropical fruit, while still being heavily coated in delicious sherry. It means you can enjoy both elements, each complimenting the other rather than fighting against each other or drowning the other out. Quite utopian, and all of it delivered with lowland softness.

  2. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Forgotten tasting note from ~2013
    • Nose
      Malty, surprisingly strong earthy/woody/musty notes, apples slightly fermented, grassy, nutty,  faint mint. (89)
      Turning more obviously woody, but nice depth to it. (88)
    • Taste
      Lots of good wood spices w tobacco, ginger, also quince jelly & a touch of smoke. (92)
    • Finish
      Turning tannic, apples, licorice, oranges. (91)

  3. BeatF scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Even the color was promising: The connoisseur will be delighted during the whole session with an absolute highlight.
    • Nose
      A whisky, which is at the peak of its development and was not superimposed. Leather, cinnamon, cane sugar, foreign spices, nuts, all reminiscent of the holds of a ship, which has just returned from the colonies packed full to its home port.
    • Taste
      syrupy consistency, sensational sherry influences
    • Finish
      the mysterious spices invite you to enjoy every single drop; the maggie herb, which is sometimes almost dominated by similar bottles, is embedded here in an overall composition

  4. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A touch better than
    the former Littlemill from Archives. Completely sold out, though. Well, what
    did you expect with only 48 bottles?
    • Nose
      On the nose, I get
      nice sherry influences with old leather, candied fruits like apricots, mango
      and oranges in a warm cake. Marzipan and cigar box. Wonderfully seasoned with
      cinnamon, saffron and cloves. Absolutely top nose.
    • Taste
      It is honeysweet,
      creamy and feisty. Licquorice, coffee, hazelnuts. The fruit becomes a tad
      darker and less tropical. Prunes, dades and dried figs. The oak starts to speak
      as well, but not once turns overly bitter. No, the bitterness from the oak and
      citrus remains beautifully under control.
    • Finish
      The long finish
      remains spicy and warms the innards.

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It's starting to become predictable but I adore this. Probably as good as Littlemill gets in my humble opinion.
    • Nose
      Glad to see this is very similar. Elegant sherry notes, fruit cake and dates, and probably even more tropical fruits like tangerine, passion fruits and papaya than in the WhF and previous WB releases. Again the old-school notes of tobacco and leather with nice herbal touches. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      Nicely sweet, spicy and fruity. How nice to find prunes, raisons, lemon balm, coffee beans, pink grapefruit... Quite some cinnamon and sandalwood notes (there's something oriental to it). Only in the end does it get more herbal with liquorice dryness and a bourbonny kind of oak influence.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly roasted, with ginger and liquorice.

  7. Lafroy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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