Littlemill 1990 Arc

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with Pure Spirit
Added on
14 May 2014 2:33 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 550.00

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111 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1990 Arc

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. toklian scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N22 P23 F22 B22

    That one is better in palate. Great whisky as it usually happens with Littlemilla)

  2. MH90 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Littlemill 23 yo 1990/2014 (47.8%, Archives and Pure Spirit, bourbon hogshead, 176 bottles) Four stars and a half Colour: dark straw. Nose: this one’s straighter, zestier, with a nice zing (no white zin though) and plenty of lemon and guava juice, as well as wee touches of wood smoke. In short, this one is crisper than the 1992, even if it’s not quite ‘a blade’. Mouth: oh lovely! Its got all the citrus blah-blah and the green tea blah-blah, but it’s also got an earthiness and even notes of gentian eau-de-vie as well as some liquorice wood. This, I enjoy even more. Maybe even touches of salt. One grain per litre, no more. Sorry, not salt as such, rather a saltiness (an old whisky geek joke). Finish: of medium length, rather more on juicy and zesty tropical fruits. The earthiness lingers in the aftertaste. Comments: another great zesty Littlemill, not much else to say. SGP:651 - 89 points.

  3. Sylvia scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

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

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This has a really nice fruity nose but then the fruit subsides to reveal lots of cereal notes and pencil shavings mixed with biscuit.

    The palate is all over the place with a vegetal aspect, quite hot but it settles down with a few orange notes and candied pineapple

    The finish is fine remaining sweet but just fades a little
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Typical Littlemill profile. Sampled from the Dutch BTC 2014 Sample #8.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fatty, honey, hay, butter, caramel, vanilla, biscuits, flowers
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fat, honey, liquid butter, yellow fruit, caramel, vanilla,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite short. Not drying and only slightly bitter. The fatty butter infused with vanilla die off quite quickly.

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22 23 22 22 89

    This is him and nothing to comment!

  8. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Expressive nose vanilla, coconut, caramel. Fruity mouth very well balanced. Long finish on a mixture of fruit and herbaceous. Rather good but not especially my profile.

  9. molar3rd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lot of coconut and tropical fruit over here, with some old moist wood, which led me to think it’s 20’s or so, a hint of melon and maybe papaya. I loved this nose, it’s very very good and the wood is yummy.

    Palate: Some more fruit (as the nose suggests) with the lovely coconut and a nice dose of old wet wood, that makes it even more appealing to me. It’s a solid dram! I do like it very much.

    Finish: Lots of oak wood, touches of coconut and vanilla.



  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A lovely whisky. Once again confirms why I like Littlemill as much as I do.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, coconut shavings and marzipan. Fairly sweet. It also has a nutty quality and is a bit gluey, but it settles down after a couple drops of water, which also makes it fruitier. Apple and apple sauce, yum!
    • Taste
      Citrus, or lemon. Lovely fruity whisky. A bit zesty as well and the coconut makes another appearance. A bit peppery, oaky and slightly dry. Some herbs, koriander.
    • Finish
      Pineapple and apple. Some bitterness. Lovely finish, could've been a bit longer.


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