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Overall rating
91.03/100
votes
99
Whiskybase ID
WB56853
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Bottle code
L190 4
Added on
05 Aug 2014 3:42 pm by whioli
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 368.25

48 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

142 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1990 W-F

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.03 points

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Really amazing bottling displaying a wonderful mix of candies, hay, flowers, chocolate milk, and spices.

    Review: https://youtu.be/ed2i3KHv9uw
    • Nose
      93 93
      Marshmallows, cotton candy, vanilla, honey, marzipan, sugar roasted almonds, fresh hay, white flowers, elderberry, white pepper. Fruity, meadowy, and full of candy. Lots of jelly beans. Fabulous.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Marvellous. Perfect alcohol level, it would be madness to add water to this. Fantastic balance. Cane sugar and fruit juices, ripe pear, ripe apple, strawberries, and exotic fruits. Very light smoke, or tobacco leaves, light oaky spices, good dose of barley, all in great balance. Slightly drier on the second chew, more perfumed notes come out along with jelly beans, then dried thyme, light liquorice, and more wood spices. Third chew reveals a thicker, more oily structure, it's really all over the palate. Black pepper joins in along with custard, very light chocolate milk, hay, and light smoke. Very wide taste spectrum.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Peppery warmth, milk, custard, jelly beans, fruit juice, dried herbs, oaky spices, all slowly rolling off. At the very end some very light notes of something swampy or boggy joins in, sort of odd, but not an actual off-note.

  2. Whiskybaron scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    After a wonderful Littlemill tasting, the duck emerged victorious together with HB in 1988.

    Thanks to Andreas, Nick and Kim

  3. Iron Lung scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 366€ at Whiskyauction in October 2016
    This Whisky was sold for 480€ at Whiskyauction in January 2017

  4. Iron Lung scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    WITHOUT WATER:
    Clear 92 points ... just awesome .... I always want something like that! WITH WATER:
    If anything well meant 88 points
    • Nose
      Without water:
      What a nose, no trace of alcohol, incredible floral, meadow, heather, butter, lots of hay, old barn, as if I were standing in a sea of ​​flowers. With water:
      Hay, hay, hay and even more hay, almost smells like old muff, the flowers are gone, the meadow is easy to guess ...
    • Taste
      Without water:
      Meadow, hay, alcohol tingles lightly on the tongue With water:
      Almost like water on the tongue, which lacks rumbling, the flavors are not so intense for a long time
    • Finish
      Without water:
      Long, hay, meadow, roses, elderberry, butter, pine cones With water:
      Almost a short, light, the meadow is hard to taste, even the hay is not so intense ...

  5. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  6. tsumcor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    source:  whiskynotes.be - Ruben Luyten
    Nose: after the initial grassy and
    surprisingly minty wave has passed, this one shows a very candied
    profile. Banana jellies, pink grapefruits, papaya. Less of the acidic
    notes (passion fruits) this time. Instead lots of milky vanilla, with
    some marzipan as well. Also lovely waxy notes, paraffin, almost the old
    Ben Nevis-style lipstick notes. After a while the mint / eucalyptus oil
    returns. What a great nose. Mouth: utterly fruity, very tropical, with
    lots of warming and exotic fruits. Papaya, guava, banana, pineapple and
    coconut. Mid-palate it gets a little greener, with some tobacco leaves,
    green tea and oak. Again really waxy. I can’t stop thinking of the
    unique Ben Nevis style, only much fruitier. Finish: long, with fruit tea
    and salty oak.
    This pretty much blew me away, just like the sherry casks that were bottled in 2012.
    It’s such a wonderful whisky and this particular example is more
    complex and more unique than the already great bourbon casks of the last
    few months. Around € 135. Sold out.
    Score: 92/100

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