Littlemill 1989 WD

Overall rating
89.68/100
votes
178
Whiskybase ID
WB56893
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

€ 349.58

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Whisky reviews for Littlemill 1989 WD

32 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.68 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.

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Baanaanaabob did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Yellow fruits, custard cream, vanilla, papaya, mango, banana, candied citrus, very fruity, very good

  5. hzs275 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    hussarry ;)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Astrid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It was 24 years in the barrel, give it some time to air and you will be rewarded with wonderful waxy accents, yellow fruits and grassy highlights. For the full review, go here: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/03/13/relicts-of-littlemill/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  11. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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.

  13. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. wisekyofcourse 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.

  17. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  18. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full and fruity, lemon, peach, apples. Also sweet, vanilla, and floral.
    • Taste
      Pepper, full taste. Fruity, peach, vanilla, caramel now too. And gradually it becomes very soft, and banana also comes through.
    • Finish
      Full and soft, long. Peach, caramel, tropical fruits. Then also a bitterness, grapefruit.

  22. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  23. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

  25. The Macallan scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very nice but interesting Littlemill
    • Nose
      Fresh, floral, fruity (lime, melon), musty, lovely woody notes
    • Taste
      A very nice fruiy acid, sweet vanillins, very pleasant
    • Finish
      Floral notes followed by spiced fruit and slightly drying

  26. Jeep51 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A Littlemill eyeing the Tomatin-Benriach-76, liveliness and more. And that's fine
    • Nose
      Very fruity mixture of peach and lime juice, then a lot of exotic fruits. Freshly cut grass and green wood.
    • Taste
      Vive. Attack slightly pungent then the fruit takes place. We find peach, lemon and exotic fruits but it is rather melted kind multivitamin. Then pepper and ginger give pep.
    • Finish
      Long, ginger in the head but also a little fruit and green wood

  27. hettrum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  28. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    90/91.
    • Nose
      Peach, vanilla, grapefruit, lemon, green apple and creamy butterscotch. 
    • Taste
      Very soft despite the strength. Peach, vanilla, grapefruit and caramel. With water less grapefruit and even softer.
    • Finish
      Peach, caramel and blood orange.

  29. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Thanks Pellie for the sample!

    Littlemill-train-tasing-session with Hvdree from Glasbakfestival Hengelo 13-06-2015.
    • Nose
      Lime, polish, mint and typical Littlemill wet carton. Very sweet tropical fruits, vanilla, dates and floral notes. With water more spices like cinnamon - brown spices cookies - speculaas.
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits, peaches, banana and spices - some pepper. With water more fruits.
    • Finish
      Long with sweet tropical fruits and mandarins.

  30. hettrum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  31. Cipidos scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A real fruit monster :-). Just add some drops of water to it.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  32. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and perfect. Needs water, like all other littlemills.

  33. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
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      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  34. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  35. bakerman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like someone has poured few bottles 1976 Tomatin into a Littlemill cask, which is obviously good news :)

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