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Littlemill 1990 HB

Overall rating
90.08/100
votes
87
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Finest Collection
Vintage
08.1990
Bottled
02.2015
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2243
Number of bottles
312
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
North Sea Bottlers
Market
be Belgium
Added on
14 Feb 2015 11:32 am by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 339,00

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Tastingtags

11 Notes

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
19 Jan 2017 6:33 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Assez frais malgré la couche Sherry présente, on est loin du bois ultra sec. Ici le boisé est plutôt résineux, vert. Il est d'ailleurs accompagné de senteurs végétales, de tige de fleur qui se développe en cours de dram. Ajoutez-y du caramel, une pointe de tabac doux, du cassis, une coque de noisette; et vous avez un ensemble fort avenant.

Taste

Ici Littlemill est complètement reconnaissable dès le début: le fort fruité (abricot, poire, prune jaune juteuse) typique domine d'entrée, flanqué de tige de fleur d'été. Un peu de caramel, de gelée d'orange sucrée, une pincée d'épices douces, et un tout petit peu de bois noble. Le Sherry n'est pas du tout écrasant, c'est un vrai plaisir de bout en bout.

Finish

Moyenne. Le bois se refait plus présent. Le végétal floral continue de jouer au fil conducteur, il est même accompagné ici d'une petite fraîcheur mentholée.

Comments

Je n'ai pas goûté énormément de Littlemill en fût de Sherry, mais à chaque fois je reprochais au Sherry d'être trop présent et d'occulter les marqueurs Littlemill que j'affectionne. Ce n'est pas le cas ici, il les accompagne et les complète fort bien. Ça change des Littlemill en fût de Bourbon habituels, aussi. Une belle revisite et une réussite, dans ce cas-ci.

Dede
Expert Senior Dede Note
09 Oct 2016 9:58 pm
Dede gave this whisky 90 points

Blind test

Couleur : Or

Nez : Doux, pas très expressif de prime abord, mais semble arborer une jolie complexité. On a là en vrac des fruits trop mûrs, du caramel roussi, des notes organiques et soufrées, quelque chose d'un peu âcre qui vient vous chatouiller les narines. Cela ne semble guère engageant et pourtant c'est bien agréable à humer. Joli boisé mentholé à l'aération.

Bouche : L’alcool est bien présent alors même que le titre ne doit pas être si élevé (un peu plus de 50 %?). Les notes soufrées du nez se retrouvent ici, ainsi que ce fruité blet et finalement assez exotique. Et du caramel, toujours, mais de bonne qualité. Deuxième passe : plus de fruits et alcool mieux intégré. Notes fraîches de menthol qui dénotent un malt qui doit déjà être relativement âgé (+ de 20 ans). C'est très bon !

Finale : Assez longue et d'intensité moyenne, légèrement amère.

Conclusion : Un malt pas facile d'accès, soufré, mais qui se révèle bougrement agréable. Un refill sherry d'une bonne vingtaine d'années ?

"I can resist anything but temptation." O. Wilde
stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
16 Apr 2016 10:29 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
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Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
08 Mar 2016 3:22 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 88 points

Te veel zwavel in de neus en smaak voor mij. In de neus word het wel minder na wat tijd.

Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
87
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markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
18 Oct 2015 9:26 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 89 points

Cranberry Syrup

 

Littlemill, the long gone Lowland distillery, almost never disappoints. North Sea Bottlers is a collaboration between the Belgian wine house Douchy and whisky shop Anverness and their firstborn is this 24 Year Old Littlemill from 1990, from the warehouses of Hart Brothers. The sherry butt yielded 312 bottles.

 

The nose is honeysweet on raspberries, litchi, caramel and sweet oranges. A twig of mint adds freshness. Hint of white grapefruit. Sweet malt. I feel the sherry influence was rather limited for a first fill cask, but it sure is good!

 

It is wonderfully oily and feisty on spices: nutmeg and even cloves. The fruit again comes from the citrus family, with grapefruit in the lead, giving it a bitter touch. The litchi returns and becomes big. Then suddenly cranberry syrup kicks in.

 

The finish is fairly long and honeysweet.

 

Wonderefully sweet Littlemill that is a dessert in and of itself. Anverness still has a few bottles available at 147 EUR. Go for it!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
30 Aug 2015 5:21 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
23 Aug 2015 8:38 am
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
87
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Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
02 May 2015 8:21 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
90
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
10 Apr 2015 12:37 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
92
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
07 Mar 2015 9:06 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Grain cooky, raspberry, blood orange and a little mint. A small whiff of glue initially. In the long run some caramel instead. Water makes the typical Littlemill sour fruitiness a bit more prominent.

Taste

Now that typical fruitiness kicks in immediately in the form of grapefruit. Grenadine syrup, mineola, grain, strawberry and caramel.

Finish

Blood orange, grapefruit, grain, raspberry, cranberry and mint. A trace of nutmeg. More Littlemill than sherry.

Comments

I'd guess that this one has had a sherry finish, as it seems that the sherry was needed to temper the sour fruit notes which are very strong in this one. The end result is very nice though and that's what counts after all.

Compared this one to two other Littlemills from Hart Brothers (IDs 64958 and 66942) and this one has the most typical Littlemill style.

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