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Overall rating
86.69/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys'
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
32
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Jul 2013 2:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239,95

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Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1988 BR

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. maltsabine scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. whiskyworld.no scored this whisky 56 points Newbie

    For furter details: http://whiskyworld.no/en/whiskyanmeldelse-lowland-berrys-littlemill-1988-24-ar/
    • Nose
      42 42
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      54 54

  3. D3US scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Refreshing, with green apples and a bit of lemon. A bit of a dull, dusty whiff, like grandma’s attic (that’s a first). There’s also a coastal note to this, a salty hint of sea breeze. Even seaweed, with some imagination. Interesting. Some more light fruits now, maybe apricot. Dried grass, the kind they give horses. A little bit nutty as well. Very much a summertime dram, so far. Nice.
    • Taste
      Lovely arrival. Vanilla sweetness followed by quite a sharp rush which then quickly tingles on into fruity sweetness. A bit oily, thick. Slight bitter notes of liquorice and (roasted) nuts. Very fruity now. Citrus I would say, lemon mostly. That might explain the slight bitterness. The prickly feeling remains throughout, which I find really fascinating. A cereal note now as well, but only a bit. Still a summertime dram, still nice.
    • Finish
      Longer than I would expect from a ‘light’ whisky. The fruity/vanilla sweetness remains, the tingle on the tongue only dies out at the very end. Really interesting.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good but not great Littlemill, but one that I'm very happy to have.
    • Nose
      Grassy, peanuts and almonds. There is also an appealing citrus note next to some white grapes.. There is also something of a cinnamon apple cake. It has a lightness, but also a sharpness. Very interesting. With some water it gets some of that maritime quality that Old Pulteney is known for.
    • Taste
      It is fruitier than the nose. I get pineapple. Also woody (pine) and it has the same sharpness that the nose has. With water it is mustier and there is a distinct pistachio flavour.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Dry with a bit of an off note, but still enjoyable.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    not the best Littlemill, just a good one.
    • Nose
      the nose gives white chocolate,peach skins with some traces of ginger,cinnamon and peat.
    • Taste
      nectarines, more whit chocolate, as the mouth-feel fattens to release some honey and lemon.
    • Finish
      medium long, dryness, oaky.

  7. MaltMartin scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not one of the best Littlemil's for me.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity. Orange peel. Floral notes. Wet grass and hay. Whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Lemon and lime. Juniper berries. Also lots of hot spices of pepper and cloves. Agressive and astringent. It's amazing that several Littlemill expessions 1988 do remind me of chicken liver (!?) which I'm not very fond of...
    • Finish
      Medium long. Oakiness. Whiney. Dryness.

  8. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Note:The nose gives white chocolate and peach skins with traces of ginger,

    cinnamon and delicate peat.  The palate comes alive with nectarines and

    more white chocolate as the mouth-feel fattens to release some honey and

    lemon.  When excellent examples such as this appear they make

    Littlemill`s sad demise even sadder.

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