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Overall rating 72 votes 88.44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2014 8:35 am by namelessone
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 295,00

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 285,00

Buy in Market

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

13 Notes

scotpeat
Expert Junior scotpeat Review note
08 Dec 2015 3:54 pm
scotpeat gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
84
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
85
Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
06 Oct 2015 10:37 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
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Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
01 Jun 2015 3:21 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
GlenPiWi
Expert Senior GlenPiWi Note
15 Apr 2015 8:59 am
GlenPiWi gave this whisky 89 points

Reviewed by Serge on Whiskyfun.com (14/4/2015):

Littlemill 21 yo 1992/2014 (52.9%, The Whisky Mercenary, bourbon cask) Five stars Colour: gold. Nose: it’s a slightly more aromatic, fatter, jammier Littlemill after the Archives, but styles are – of course – similar. This cask was probably a little more active, since I can find a touch of menthol and a little more vanilla, but other than that, this is a fruit exotique extravaganza. Also big table Muscat grapes, then a little more clay, chalk and paraffin, which adds texture. Another irrefutable one. With water: this is pure multi-vitamin fruit juice. Mouth (neat): pure Littlemillness (read above) plus something a little more almondy/waxy. Ideally, some great Slivovitz could taste like this. With water: we got extremely close to the Archives. Both are almost undistinguishable when at roughly the same strengths. Finish: same comments. Comments: I’m afraid this session will be a bed of roses indeed. Let’s see of we’ll manage to go… under 90 points ;-). SGP:651 - 90 points.

TastyDram
Expert Junior TastyDram Tasting note
12 Feb 2015 4:16 pm
Color
Pale straw
Nose

The Lowlands freshness clearly wants to say hello! Grass, vanilla and young white grapes prelude almond pastries with sugar icing. Add the scent of a glass of white chocolate milk and you are all set for a fab evening. Don't forget the scented candles with vanilla, lemon and peach sorbet.

Water enhances the almond flavours. An old fashioned frangipane pie with a very light medicinal touch. Or fruit tea with mandarin oranges.

Taste

Freshly cut grass and vanilla are again the dominant flavours on the palate. The whisky gets creamier with notes of lemon tart and sweetened whipped cream. Oak, grapes and lemon rind add a small touch of bitterness.

A dash of water gives way to a spicy sweetness with the usual suspects from a bourbon cask: dried bananas and coconut.

Finish

A slightly drying aftertaste refreshes the palate for the next sip. Oak chips, citrus and dried banana flakes.

Comments

Littlemill is one of those distilleries that make me regret I didn't start reading books on whisky earlier on to absorb knowledge on and appreciation for these Champions League players. My first meet and greet with Littlemill (a 1991 bottled by The Nectar and La Maison du Whisky) had an incredible wow-factor. This Mercenary bottling walks the same path.

This 1992 Littlemill went on sale for €115. Very reasonable for a 21 year old bottling from an almost legendary and closed distillery. Sometimes I hate my own stubbornness that keeps me from buying bottles in the > €100 range...

DDiep
Expert Junior DDiep Review note
01 Feb 2015 7:03 pm
DDiep gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
90
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Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
14 Sep 2014 12:40 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
86
Presentation
88
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markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
11 May 2014 8:35 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A very waxy nose, quite creamy, on almond cake, rhubarb marmalade and citrus. That last smells mostly like mandarin and lime, but there is also a slice of grapefruit to be detected. A drop of Fanta. Freshly cut grass. Soft on the spices, by the way, but nevertheless a powerful nose.

Taste

Ka-boom! It explodes on the palate. Very spicy now, with citrus still to the fore, followed closely by a mildly drying green tea and coconut. Powerful, spicy and very good indeed!

Finish

In the warm and rather long finish, a bit of grapefruit zest appears.

Comments

Great Littlemill, but we already knew that of this vintage. Available for 115 EUR. Thanks for the sample, Jurgen.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Cast Olila
Connoisseur Cast Olila Review note
10 May 2014 3:11 pm
Cast Olila gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
85
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Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
30 Apr 2014 7:33 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A fond sur un mélange de poire (au premier plan) et de pomme jaune (minoritaire). Une petite pointe d’éther qui disparaît très vite. La puissance de la poire se calme par la suite, laissant se révéler de la cire d’abeille, de la pêche et une fraîcheur de rhubarbe imprégnée de rosée du matin.

Taste

De la compote de fruits jaunes sucrés, du beurre fondu, du miel et une pointe de thé vert épicé.

Finish

Moyenne sur une explosion d’épices douces en bouche qui se calme bien vite pour laisser place à une légère sécheresse boisée. Et toujours cette compote de fruits omniprésente.

Comments

Très très fin et subtil, c’est un dram qu’il faut laisser évoluer dans le verre sur la durée pour pouvoir profiter de toutes ses facettes. L’alcool est parfaitement équilibré et n’agresse jamais.

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