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Overall rating
86.48/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys'
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casknumber
21
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493034036
Added on
02 Nov 2014 9:46 pm by Whisquetaire
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 731,02

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29 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1990 BR

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.48 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very oaky, with a hint of sweet fruit flavour.

    My sample had a lot of cork in it too. More oak wood flavour
    • Nose
      83 83
      Honey, lychee, mango, grapefruit and lots of oak. There's an astringent note to the tip end, like a wine that's been overly long in its cask or left out in the open for too long. Smells like a chardonnay or dry white wine.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Honey, oatmeal, quaker oats and weetabix. Very grainy and full of oats. The feeling here is a walk in a paddy field with a fruit basket in one hand and a sunflower seed pack in the other.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Very short ending. Slightly bitter and sour feel to it, sourness from an unripen orange and the bitterness from a spoiled vegetable like a celery.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Littlemill, but not one of the best. Too little fruit and too much oak.
    • Nose
      It is soft on the nose, creamy on pastry, vanilla sugar and candied orange peel. It offers a touch of ginger. Orange blossom! Dades and lightly roasted nuts. Quite pleasant.
    • Taste
      The arrival is rather piquant, something I did not expect. Freshly cut grass, eucalyptus and verbena. Hints of tropical fruit, albeit in the background. Ginger returns and is joined by some cinnamon and a hint of pepper. A bit of oak as well – a little too much to my taste, actually.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and very spicy, but it quickly loses its fruity nature.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dede scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind test

    Color: Dry white wine

    Nose: The first nose has some aggressive alcohol vapors, let it aerate a little. It develops a nice fruity acidulated citrus, vanilla, icing sugar and spices (ginger), before presenting notes of yeast, pastry dough a little less pleasant. Second pass: more pastry chef. Sawdust. Something of a grain.

    Palate: The attack lacks a little pep, but the development is pleasant, on a green fruit, with lots of citrus, pineapple and ginger. Second pass: I find it more pleasant than the nose. The lack of power is less felt. Presence of very marked notes of coconut.

    Final: Fruity but also a bit bitter, medium length. Second pass: a lot of coconut!

    Conclusion: a nice fruity malt raised in bourbon cask, or even in new oak. The wood crushes the distillate but the content remains greedy. Putassier, as Jean-Mi would say.

  6. Pépé scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I come back after a lot of time, and my faith I find myself in my previous notes: Nose powerful enough here. A slight fruit-attitude and a clear floral trend. The barrel certainly is around also with vanilla and a little varnish. It's a little nagging, dense at first glance. We will let everything here. He is really a player of this nose, we find a little bit of everything, memories of chocolate, cereals starting to grill, syrup of orgeat, fresh flowers, but also the heaviest like camphor. Vegetable smoke and a light meaty. There are some fruits too to round the corners.
    Surprisingly aqueous mouth, really attacking the flavors wood, vanilla, chocolate, it's sweet. Bitter almonds and other cereals. Some fruit. Water, or the weather I do not know, will bring back a more fun side, a little lighter with more beautiful fruits and a little mint.
    Nice length, beautiful outfit.
    Not easy to note this one. Assuredly expressive, which is a good thing, he also plays on a painting of which I am perhaps not the biggest client, a neat vegetable painting, quite woody in my opinion. It was still a damn good whisky! I had 90, he is not worth it tonight. Actually too much turned towards the wood.

  7. Monsieur Dram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    We had a chance on two. I would have preferred an exuberant profile on the exotic fruit. Unfortunately, we have here a spicy / vegetal profile not very balanced that does not enchant me. It is certainly not a bad whisky, but it lacks finesse. Available on the second market for about 200 €.
    • Nose
      very typical of Littlemill. It is very pastry, with fat notes of egg cream and vanilla sugar. This bold side is balanced on the one hand by more acidic notes, such as lemon confit, ginger, but also fresh, with verbena and orange blossom. There are also notes of encaustic and grains still green. A rich and pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      powerful with a fat texture and an interesting freshness. Vegetable notes are more present, with green wood, wet grass, mint, verbena and spices take over, with cinnamon, ginger and a hint of pepper. Oak notes. The pastry aspect is relegated to the background, although some notes of exotic fruits emerge from time to time. The barrel played here a role too important for my taste.
    • Finish
      Intense but the whole falls back very quickly. No aromatic persistence in this Littlemill. It is vegetal (green wood, grass), very spicy (cinnamon, pepper) with a small presence of exotic fruits. In the end, this final is disappointing.

  8. goran scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: pastry, hazelnut
    B: Same as the nose, orange, peach
    F: pastry, slightly peppery, assetic
    Easy to drink but lacks complexity (BT2015)

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