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Overall rating
87.78/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys'
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
20 years old
Casknumber
11
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2013 4:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 325,00

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34 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1992 BR

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.78 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Needs quite a bit on time.
    • Nose
      87 87
      congested, sharp, fruity, beeswax, light tobacco, cumin
    • Taste
      88 88
      big bodied, leather, savory, nutmeg, vanilla, old wood
    • Finish
      88 88
      oily texture, honeysuckle, paraffin, perfumey,

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/bottle-polishing-summer-2019/

    Excuse the long notes to follow, but bottles of Littlemill don’t pass my way too often. It’s a bottle I was pouring in last year’s TWE show queue, in light of the golden offerings I was offered the year before [Whisky Loving Pianist].

    TAKE 1

    They say you should disregard the first neck pour. But still, first impressions can count.
    N: Distillate-faithful, bourbon-matured, spirity=resinous bitter/oaky honeyed/lozenge citrus straw-like nose with plump yet light raisin overtones.
    T: Very natural, firm barley and oaky vanilla=bourbon arrival, turning a little eggy & bready – so eggy bread.
    F: A fair woody > butyricness on the turn with the subsequent release of honeyed barley and a bitter waxiness, becoming more putty-ish/tannic/malolactic and gently prickly towards the end. Concludes with a touch of wood glue on balsa wood.
    C: Provisionally scores a solid 87.

    TAKE 2

    N: Time to get stuck into the meat of this bottle. It’s quite pongy – lactose/metallic pond water no less with the occasional fishy hint [literally] – though in time it’s the bourbon-aged, floury soft aromatically-spiced, spirity/fruity citrus notes that come through strongest, joined a some wort-y paste-y barley=buckwheat watery porridge character.
    T: Metallic-y eggy & < bready into an unusual waxy soft/sharp, green-bitter citrus, waxy, vanilla-y oaked development. Metallic citrus settles.
    F: Butyric/lactic/metallic bitter-zesty, greasy liquorice dryness, but with a creamy=milky barley savoury-sweetness coming through at the end. After a soft creamy citrus zing, we’ve firm bitter/milky oaky liquorice at the death.
    C: Super moments, though it’s not always harmonious. I’ll stick with my solid 87 for now.

    TAKE 3 [last 1/3rd]

    N: Consistently pleasing floury-savoury < sugary=cereal-sweet nose that wears a desirable coppery coat with lime=grapefruit citrus pattern. Some Fimo, cashew=pistachio nuts and buttered bloomer bread joins the shopping list, alongside a little lamb, cotton wool, tropical fruit and a hint earthy/soil/chalk before slipping [peripheral smelling?!]
    T: Surprisingly strong everytime [given the calm nose], with a citrus bitter lemon arrival and development with a desirable & comforting heat reminiscent of green chilli masala dishes. The mouthfeel is rather good, the palate markedly sustained. Deeper layers see more tropical fruits, putty and very clean lambs wool.
    F: After some ringing aniseed action, it turns putty-like with that clean wool, soft plastics, wood plane sawdust shavings and blu-tac humming in the background. Bitter citrus pith rings so true at the death. With lots and lots of water however, we’ve an extension of the development, the finish an extension of the journey. Grapefruit pith remains true-as! The citrus heat sustains for a long while, so much so, it’s one you may take home with you.
    C: I didn’t find this easy, but my perseverance was rewarded with a uniquely profiled whisky.

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good Littlemill! The nose and the long finish, stand out positively.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Vegetal, green grass, light sweetness, cereals, malt, slightly fruity, moldy wooden box, apple rings, peach rings, moist wood, vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla, sweetness, fruit, fresh fruits
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and persistent, sweet, fruity, light woody note at the end, very pleasant

  4. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In addition to the usual rich fruitiness, we also get a big oak. Complex malt, lovely stuff.
    • Nose
      Flowers and fruits. Elderberry, citruses, green apple, pear, melon and unripe peach. Honey and ginger.
    • Taste
      Sour citruses, salt, spicy tannic oak, white wine and cocoa. Mixed fruit jam.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, salty.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. 
    My notes state a light profile on fruity (mostly citric) and sweet (sugary) flavours and aromas.  The finish is of medium length.

  6. Waykid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really good, opens up deliciously also on the nose. With time this turns better and better.
    • Nose
      Sweetish with citrus, grape, dries a bit with water, honeydew melon, flower medow, dry white wine, strong and a bit raw, salt, chalk, hints of barbeque-sauce.
    • Taste
      Dry white wine, clam, and salt, a light citrusy fruitiness, cane sugar, grapes, a delicious syrupy oak, chalk and green apple, algae, salmon-sushi.
    • Finish
      Liquorice, mild saltiness, clam. Middle long.

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An impulse buy that turned out to be quite impressive.
    • Nose
      A bit grain-y with light turfy peat, bookleather, roots, ginger, hay, pear and a bit more peat with water, then a pungent, sandy berryjuice smell like in gummi candy. Wood, slightly sour, no longer young. Still certain 'greenness' as well. Farmhouse cider, green apples, a faint smell somewhere between white wine and vinegar. No poster glue, thankfully.
    • Taste
      Complex, changing. Pear lemonade, then a wisp of smoke, assam tea and raw unsweetened cocoa powder. Once again lowland surprises with whisky that is characteristically light and easy to drink but also very unique. Good body, a bit tannic but very even. Medium full with a good consistency that delivers the flavours well and isn't too oily or otherwise slick. Faint taffy, apple sauce and then a bit more of that very restrained wood I got in the beginning.
    • Finish
      Vegetablish, rooty fresh finish like turnips surprises at the tail of an admirably long woody and slightly dry aftertaste that feels old. Slight staleness in a positive way marking a mature product.

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 165 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016and for 165 € in March 2015

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Producer`s NoteThe 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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