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Littlemill 21-year-old

Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
178
Whiskybase ID
WB39179
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Release
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
50158415120
Added on
03 jan 2013 10:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1014.06

77 × in wishlist

178 × member ratings

522 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 21-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. Astrid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What he does, he does well. A successful presentation of the Littlemill character. For the full review, go here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/13/relicts-of-littlemill/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    After pouring directly hay and freshly mown grass.
    These notes remain present all the time, but fade into the background a bit. Instead, fresh aromas of lemon, pineapple, kiwi and green apple come to the fore.
    Lemon cake with cinnamon cream.
    Subtle pear, lychee, dragon fruit.

    Mouth:
    Here something sweeter at the start, honey, butter cake.
    Again pineapple, lemon balm.
    Some liquorice. Herbs like rosemary, some sage. Fennel.
    However, the honey-sweet and pineapple-sour notes are dominant.

    Finish:
    Medium long, spicier here. The acidic side stays until it fades away.

    90/100

    Conclusion:
    Nice whisky, which at times I was worried about drifting too much towards sour notes, but which kept the balance well.

  3. Fabian Sean Ott scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    For me one of the best littlemills, nice grass note, honey just everything that makes a littlemill for me.
    The color in the glass and the first nosing is great, let stand 20min and he is perfect. Very gentle and full of aromas, wonderfully rounded. The presentation is of course great with the wooden box.
    For me just TOP !!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice fabric, really well done!
    • Nose
      Honey, caramel, pineapple, green apples, lemon, cake dough, some ginger
    • Taste
      Gentle and very creamy, pineapple, butter biscuits, grapefruit, lemon, dark chocolate, lemon balm, caramel Very yummy!
    • Finish
      Medium, Grapefruit, Roasted Nuts, Dark Chocolate and Forest Honey

  5. wbarchive_73116 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Lovely stuff but a bit pricy nowadays.
    The 2nd release is just as good, if not better, so if you want to try an original bottling from an older Littlemill then go for this one. It is a bit cheaper.
    If you are a Littlemill fan you have to have both obviously.

    This one gives you everything you expect. It is fruity, sweet, smooth, a bit spicy in taste and finish and then slightly oaky. Overall a really pleasant experience.

    91 points from my point of view. You can get comparable Littlemill bottlings from independent bottlers at a more reasonable price though, but surely they don't come with all the prestige added to the bottle. Usually I would now take some points off because of the price but since this one is really very good and because we probably won't see too many original releases like this one anymore I will let it have its 91 points.

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/littlemill-21y-die-beiden-black-dumpy-bottles-2012-2014-kopf-an-kopf-33806/ Color: straw yellow
    Nose: Voluminous, fresh and round, with lots of lemon, honey, caramel and slightly underlaid gum. There are also fruity aromas of green gooseberries, pineapples, ripe bananas and avocados. Slightly spicy nutmeg and wallpaper paste.
    Taste: Creamy-fat and spicy, with floral notes and a salty freshness of mint and lemon balm. Fruity and juicy mango and pineapple flavors, vanilla, spicy wood and creamy herbal quark complete the palate.
    Finish: Medium to long - based on full-bodied herbal tea, notes of stinging nettle, some wild honey and coarse, brown sugar cubes.
    90 points (nose: 89 / taste: 90 / finish: 90)

  7. g00se scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2cl samples
    I'm a farmer...
    But on a clean farm. Lots of hay and grain carried by a clean Ex-Bc barrel. Overall very harmonious. Alcohol strength and age match.
    Unfortunately, the price isn't that great... Old Tobermorys also offer me the profile for less cash.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very light and fresh. First hay and white grapes. Rather sweet after honey, vanilla and fudge. Very round and mild, nothing stings and there are no wrong notes. Is also nice and oily in the glass. With air and hand warmth, a bit of lemon zest and a subtle wood spice come to light.
    • Taste
      90 90
      What viscosity. Wow. I wouldn't have expected that. First dry hay, light grapes and vanilla, then it suddenly becomes spicy. But it doesn't drift into the bitter but surprisingly goes back to sweet. honey and caramel. Then the oak freight presses.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Thyme?, grain, hay and pleasant wood spice.
      Looks very farm-ig. But not Tobermory farmi-ig, but clean.

  8. KILLSWLTCH scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. whisky666 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      hints of stone fruit, lemon, and marshmallow, not as distinct as the 24 yr olds, or other 21 yr olds, namely the ACLA, 24yo, 52.9, Nectar 1992/21, 49.8%, and 1989/24 yo LL, 50.4%.
    • Taste
      94 94
      balanced stone fruit, marshmallow, licorice, pepper, but more going on with grapefruit.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Balances out, with the stone fruit, citrus and marshmallow fading out into licorice and pepper in the end.

  11. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruit, slightly tropical, cereals, hay, grass, lemon, yeast, bread dough, washing powder, cucumber water, green
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, round, very slightly soapy, graßig
    • Finish
      89 89
      harmonious and long

  12. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/littlemill-21-yo-ob-ca-2013/

  14. ZwiJo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, flowery, fruity, lemon, coconut
    • Taste
      Sweet, lemon, peppermint, malty, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      Long, nutty, delicate, vanilla, apple

  17. Timgig scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  18. whioli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. Willibald scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Feis_ile did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Littlemill, Original Bottling, 21 years old, Lowland Single Malt.

  22. Kiezentriebwein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Andy scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

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