Littlemill 1989 Arc

Overall rating
89.25/100
votes
127
Whiskybase ID
WB54024
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale
Vintage
10.1989
Bottled
02.2014
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
42
Number of bottles
178
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with the CasQueteers
Added on
23 apr 2014 4:45 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 525.55

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127 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Littlemill 1989 Arc

27 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.25 points.

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Small sample from Whiskybase. Like many of these '89 Littlemills, it needs some time to unravel completely. The finish is the best part about this one.
    • Nose
      Green apple, orange, grapefruit, grains, vanilla, almond and peach.
    • Taste
      Caramel, pepper, grain, apple, roasted almond, vanilla and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Toffee, apple, roasted almond, orange, vanilla, glue and smoke.

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  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      cardboard, minerals, apple juice, wet newspapers, hay, bit farmy.
    • Taste
      89 89
      quite tasty and fruity with additional hay notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      orchard fruits, liquorice root.

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, cookie dough, sweet and grassy butter, a light fruitiness with apple, pear and sweet citrus, gingerbread, green tea and a touch of sawdust.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, vanilla, grainy biscuits, some toffee, sweet apple, pear and peach, faint pineapple. Clear white pepper, nutmeg and again gingery notes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length: grainy, vanilla cream, fading tropical fruitiness and a drying gingery wood note.

  7. Sylvia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

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

  9. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  11. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. Sonett scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. joep scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  16. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    As always: very fruity, herbal and mineral.
    • Nose
      Fruity, but also mineral and grassy. Peach, pineapple, apple, orange, grass, oatmeal cookies, mint, wet stones, vanilla, some pine resin and pepper.
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity (more towards tropical fruit, like mango, passion fruit), herbal (grass, mint), honey, vanilla, wood and pepper.
    • Finish
      Pepper, herbs, peach, pineapple, mango. It gets a little bitter on ginger, unfortunately.

  17. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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

    This Whisky was sold for 225€ at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2016

    and for 220 € in Jan. 2016

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Orange, grain cookie, caramel, pineapple, mango and vanilla sugar.
    • Taste
      Grapefruit, orange, grain, porridge, caramel, mango and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Cereals, grapefruit, mango and caramel.

  20. Peter87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  21. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good Littlemill as a whole, from the second sip. A bit difficult to access (compared to other Littlemill) at first glance, however.
    • Nose
      Typical Littlemill nose: fresh, grassy, ​​fruity.
      Sweet citrus, dry pear, fresh grass, and even some forest moss in the fall.
    • Taste
      The fruitiness (pear, citrus) is very present, but a bit too much bitterness of apple peel too.
      This bitterness becomes more discreet from the second sip, fortunately. The oily and soft side then appears.
    • Finish
      An alcoholic kick at the end of the mouth, the bitterness vanishes. A slight wooded drought settles quietly.

  22. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An excellent Littlemill. The finish impressed me most. Great choice by the CasQueteers and Archives.
    • Nose
      A whiff of old cheese. Anyway... that aroma dissolves quickly. Now some vanilla notes, honeyed cereal and grains. It also becomes very fruity after a while. Pear, peach and green apple. And almonds too. It is a dense/closed nose though, so be sure to give it some time.
    • Taste
      An oily mouth feel. White grapes, pepper, apple and wet cardboard. A hint of smoke. Not sweet at all, very powerful. Properly balanced.
    • Finish
      Pineapple, again some smoke. And then pear, never-ending pear. Great finish!

  23. Toffie76 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    trèèèèèèèèèèèèèès good
    • Nose
      bams! right in the target. Very complex and overfruity. Fresh, minty. Balm of tolu / pectoral syrup. Biscuit / malted. Violet, molasses, woody.
    • Taste
      round, fruity, grain explosion. We find the molasses sugars of the nose. Nice length with a small kick of minty freshness.
    • Finish
      the finish is subtle, elegant and very pleasant. The balance of the whole is bluffing.

  24. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      95 95

  25. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Of the three Littlemill crabs, this 1989 is most enjoyable. It has the best nose (very fresh) and palate (lots of zesty apple juice), but the 1990 has the slightly more complex finish. 

  27. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  28. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Littlemill again, although I prefer the 1988 cask 12.
    • Nose
      Quite similar to the Archives 1988 cask 12, which I tasted the day before, but a diluted version with less apple aromas. Very fresh with notes of diluted apple juice and vanilla at first nosing. Smells like an orchard, a mix of wild apple trees growing on a grassy meadow.
    • Taste
      Wow, that's lovely - surprisingly it is not sweet but powerful and peppery with lots of vanilla.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, long, slightly dry and bitter.

  29. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    great finish!tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      nice bourbon fruits like - pear and peach, typical Littlemill, polish, wet carton and coconut
    • Taste
      a touch of smoke and citrus
    • Finish
      spices, ginger, chocolate - Toblerone with butterscotch and lemon grass

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