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Littlemill 1988 DL

Overall rating 29 votes 88.81
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Vintage
11.1988
Bottled
12.2014
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 10599
Number of bottles
315
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Jan 2015 4:33 pm by Cube13
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 666,66

Tastingtags

2 Notes

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
18 Oct 2015 9:33 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 87 points

Fruit Pie

 

Douglas Laing launched a series called Old Particular at the end of 2013. But now there is also a range of Extra Old Particular – XOP for short – in which exceptional single casks are bottled like a 30 Year Old Caol Ila, a 26 Year Old Macallan and so forth. They recently announced a 30 Year Old Auchentoshan, so I have started saving up. But in the meantime, let us give this 26 Year Old 1988 Littlemill a go.

 

The nose is pretty alcoholic, but once you get past that, you will get nice touches of almonds, dried grasses, citrus peels and whipped cream. Lemon tart? After a few moments quite a bit of fruit that you would typically find on a fruit pie emerge: pineapple, peach, oranges and a single slice of kiwi. Lovely.

 

It is oily, but surprisingly soft. Again fruit, with citrus in the lead. Just a tad sour, but in a good way. Less tropical than expected, though.

 

The finish is medium long in which the spices (ginger mostly) and the agrums return.

 

Lovely Littlemill, although I find the price tag of 300 EUR quite steep.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
stup
Member Senior stup Note
16 Apr 2015 11:45 pm
stup gave this whisky 87 points

Amandes, sucre patissier et massepain
des fruits acides et de la poussière
Chaud, long et un résidu de grains de café

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