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Overall rating
91.08/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
4235
Number of bottles
325
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Mar 2015 11:37 am by Himpich
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 479.00

50 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1985 VM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.08 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A typical and classic Littlemill. The 44% are in good and he seems quite mature and leaves a nice impression.
    • Nose
      Fresh and herbal. After a long while, tropical fruits such as mango come to light.
    • Taste
      Strong start with fresh and bitter notes. Dark chocolate and espresso beans are left behind.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Ginger and basil remain as a last impression on the tongue.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    My most flowery, fruity whisky ever. Is it truly a whisky? Awesome.
    • Nose
      Wonderful. Huge fruits: mango and unripe peach, elderberry and  flower honeys
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, rich: ripe peach, champagne with strawberry, waxy apples and plum compote, pollens
    • Finish
      Medium long, rich creamy fruits

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I like this but you have to work at it, definitely for lovers of sweet whisky.
    • Nose
      Very fruity on Elderflower, peach, and mango. Hints of honey, butter and a little olive oil
    • Taste
      Creamy with quite an unusual taste at first but then the fruit bursts through on apple and plums in syrup.

      Buttercream with some peach jam with some fizz.
    • Finish
      Almost medium with the cream and fruit loud until the end.

  7. Toffie76 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    superb little mill very fruity with a lot of mineral notes and a vegetable underlay (sap, cut grass). 44 °? It is so rich and dense in aromas that one would rather believe an alcoholic title of 50 °! Oufti it's good

  8. scotpeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. ManoCornuta scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    As is often the case with old Littlemill, it's the nose that wins the prize. I'll get lost for hours. The mouth is very light and easy to access, perfect as an aperitif. It just lacks a little punch to fly high score level. 90/100 (nose 92 and mouth 88).
    • Nose
      Extreme freshness. From the flower stalk (you've already nibbled a daisy stalk?), Grapefruit compote, spring flowers. From the essence of flower perfume, even, at times. A little vanilla and juicy peach. A beautiful spring day, early morning. The nose continues to embalm long, even after a long aeration.
    • Taste
      The mouth lacks punch from the start. We must allow time for flavors to develop. White grapefruit, vanilla, some splinters of young wood, and a herbaceous freshness mixed with drops of lemon. A little ripe white grape, too.
    • Finish
      Short. Fruity bitterness and lemon zest settle. The grapefruit is back and slightly dries the palate.

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