- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Private Cellar Edition
- Stated Age
- 25 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
- Number of bottles
- 50.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 24 Feb 2015 9:53 am by Connaisseur
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Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 25-year-old
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.04 points
- The price of this bottle is one of the most astounding ripoffs in the whisky industry. Barely a year before this thing was released Littlemills of comparable age and equal or better quality were bottled at a little less or more than £100.
- Aroma: Rich shades of old gold pave the way for the scent of an ancient cedar forest on a summer's evening, with subtle hints of aromatic spice. Taste: Warm on the palate with the aromas of cooked apple, tingling with dried fruit, with notes of apricot, then dark Muscovado sugar towards the end. Littlemill 2015 Pirvate Cellar Collection is an exclusive collection of 1500 individually numbered bottles, each hand-polished and handcrafted in a wooden box.
The magnificent peg, engraved with the Littlemill crest, neck collar and plaque are hand-engraved in premium quality.
Each wooden box is equipped with a 5 cl mini bottle of Littlemill 2015 Private Cellar Release and allows the owner to taste this fine drop without having to open the numbered collector's bottle.
Each wooden casket is also equipped with a wooden stave piece that comes directly from one of the barrels where the whisky is stored.
A call to bloggers
was launched on Facebook to find people willing to try the new Littlemill 25
Year Old on 14th October. And publish their finding, of course. I
answered to the call and lo and behold: I got a 5cl miniature for this
Littlemill Flash Blog. Quite the opportunity if you consider that the new
bottle will cost 2.700 EUR which is (way, way) beyond my budget. And let us be
honest: this is Littlemill! The new Private Cellar Edition is only 1.500
bottles strong. It is a vatting of ten casks from 1989 and 1990, finished on
oloroso sherry casks. The packaging is very luxurious, but then with such a
price tag, that should be a given.
The nose is not as
tropical as I would have hoped, but nevertheless grand. Candied oranges,
walnuts and chewing tobacco come first, followed by some dark chocolate and
freshly coated leather. Some passion fruit, pink grapefruit and mandarin. Yes,
leave it to breath for a few minutes and it becomes very fruity indeed.
On the palate, the
tobacco comes first. Quite pleasant. Some mint underneath. Again the
citrusfruit from the nose appears (mandarin, grapefruit and oranges), but
fresher than expected. It can hide its age well, this is very lively. Midpalate
the wood shines through with a hint of black tea.
The finish is
wonderfully long, but does turn a bit dry now. But that is okay. It is not a
Again a fantastic
Littlemill, although it is not the best I have ever had. It is the most
expensive, though. Thank you, Steve from the Whisky Wire, for this opportunity.
- Well, yes, anyway! It's good, it's undeniably mastered and well done. But decidedly, I still prefer all Littlemill completely matured in bourbon casks. Spices too marked at times does not allow it, in my opinion, to reach 90.
A floral / herbaceous entrance quite present, covering raisin and caramel sticky. Sherry casks announce the color: it will be greedy! Blond tobacco, and orange with hazelnut grow later.
Fresh and suave, even slight tendency. Alcohol is perfectly controlled, I would believe it even lower. Raisin and sweet spices mixed with citrus acid drops. And at the bottom of it all, a very fine freshness that oscillates between menthol and fir sap.
Long. An explosion of peppery spices, old dry wood that dries the mouth. The tangy and spicy grapefruit endures, sometimes accompanied by very sweet vanilla.