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Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
165
Whiskybase ID
56893
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Vintage
10.1989
Bottled
05.2014
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
32
Number of bottles
357
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Aug 2014 10:10 am by dankin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 311.99

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165 × member ratings

250 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 WD

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    There's not much Littlemill around anymore, so we should savour what little there still is.
    • Nose
      Plenty of citrus, ranging from lime to orange and grapefruit. Soft notes of cherry lemonade and peach as well though, accompanied by touches of wet cardboard. Finally a touch of butterscotch, but mostly this is just a juicy little fruit bomb.
    • Taste
      An explosion of tropical fruit. Classic Littlemill. It's been a while since I've tried this and this reminds me why it is so popular in the first place. Peach, mango, lots of pink grapefruit, zesty lemon and blood orange. Just a tinge of creamy vanilla custard and some soft spices.
    • Finish
      Creamy, lingering spices, but mostly tangerines and peach. Long.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      lemon, mint, vanilla, caramel, a little buttered cake!
      then apple, peach, pear and again strong melon and vanilla
      sweet spices, varnish, some crushed almonds, a grassy return
    • Taste
      a bit bitter almond, some spices, vanilla, basket fruits, yellow, white, lemon vanilla, then ripe bananas!
      a velvety side, woody, varnish,
      caramel, well buttered cakes
    • Finish
      bitterness at first, giving way to ripe fruits, stewed, more undifferentiated, fragrant herbs, lemon slightly cooked with its vanilla stalk.

  3. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. MH90 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Littlemill 24 yo 1989/2014 (51.7%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon hogshead, cask #32, 357 bottles) Five stars No bad whisky by Whisky-Doris that I can remember of… Colour: straw. Nose: it’s a pure and clean one this time, totally on a large fruit salad, with bananas, sliced pears, grapes, oranges, papayas, and mirabelles. What we call an ueber-fruity one. With water: more of that. Some alcohol-free cocktail made out of dozens of local fruits, somewhere in Bali. Or elsewhere. Mouth (neat): yes, it’s one the best of those batches. Very fruity Californian IPA (did they distil Lagunitas?) plus blood oranges, melons, papayas, tangerines, mangos, and longans. Immaculately Littlemill, those are the batches we prefer. Like everybody else ;-). With water: bananas, mangos and grapefruits mixed together. Finish: medium, clean, totally fruity. Comments: totally the counterbalance to the Hart Bros. and yet, scores will be the same. High! SGP:751 - 90 points.

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Banana, mint, caramel and vanilla, aniseed and grapefruit on the nose. The palate is layered with tropical fruit that grows and envelopes, with added layers of mint and cream, nougat and a little bit of herbal spice on the finish.

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lowland at his best: fresh and light, floreal and fresh grass
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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