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Overall rating
90.38/100
votes
196
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Finest Collection
Vintage
10.1989
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1253
Number of bottles
606
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Release No 2
Bottled for
Selected by North Sea Bottlers
Added on
17 Apr 2015 10:07 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 673.75

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196 × member ratings

376 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Littlemill 1989 HB

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.38 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the blast! Fruity, sweet, multi-layered, full of character and stimulating makes the nose hungry for more. In terms of taste and aftertaste, the fruity and sweet mixture is barely noticeable, and surprisingly it is dominated by bitter citrus flavors and spicy wood tones. An intense walnut note is dominant all the time over the fruit and wood notes. Nevertheless, I like this varied Littlemill very well, even if I miss the sweet fruit note a little in the taste and aftertaste.

    24/22/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      The Littlemill shimmers amber in the glass, long, oily "legs" stick to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Creamy roasted aromas rise, hazelnuts and raisins emerge. Gradually, subtly sour fruit notes, mirabelle plums and a hint of exotic fruits follow. Sweet and fruity are followed by pineapple, mango, green apple and redcurrant, tangerines and a hint of apricot mingle with milk chocolate and minimal toffee. The nose is extremely sweet and fruity at the moment, cherries and blackberries come into their own, while fruit infused with rum slowly stimulates the salivation. After a few minutes, I imagine myself perceiving yellow fermented fruit. Do I smell a pinch of cinnamon?
    • Taste
      Shallow and relatively mild, the first sip flows through the mouth, suddenly there is a crackling sharpness on the tongue, spicy wood elements stick to the edges of the tongue while warmth engulfs the palate. Abrasion of orange peel and grapefruit exude their discreet bitter and bitter aroma, again tickling subtle sharpness on the tip of the tongue, tart and spicy wood tones run through the throat. Minimal hints of a dark spicy note, walnuts sticking slightly rancid on the palate, as well as a hint of wet foliage and hard dark chocolate or block chocolate. Lightly burnt sugar and a hint of citrus fruits make a strange combination, with dark walnuts, the taste goes into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Dark walnuts stick with spicy wood tones on the palate, dried berries and grapes come up. Toasted cereals and a touch of cold espresso are shown, yellow berries and fruits are slightly malty, a chunk of caramel floats in the stimulated saliva under the tongue. With tart wood tones and a dry walnut aroma, the Littlemill sounds slow and leaves a creamy and slightly greasy mouthfeel.

  2. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An excellent sherried Littlemill where typical distillery markers and cask influence are working nicely.
    • Nose
      Littlemill's typical notes with the sherry influence. Fresh grass, white and exotic fruits salad (pears, bananas, mangoes, passion fruits), varnish, chocolate, tobacco and earthy notes.
    • Taste
      Fruity (fruits from the nose, grapefruits) and spicy. Herbal tea, ginger, tobacco again.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and spicy.

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Immensely fresh. Red Apples and pear juice. Strawberries. Very grassy. Waxy. Big lemon whiff. Nutty. Tonice water. Marzipane
    • Taste
      92 92
      Tropical juice. Mouthwatering delight. Straberries continue. Fruitpuncg bowl. Minty. Bitter Oranges. Blueberries
    • Finish
      91 91
      Veeeery long. Still fresh With fruits. Clementines. Bubblegum. Cranberries. Some bitter and spicy notes in here as well.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Certainly not a very active first-fill sherry cask, but that works very much in favour of this Littlemill.
    • Nose
      The soft, dry sherry notes are balanced well with the typical Littlemill fruitiness and slight cardboard aromas, followed by glue and cereal husks. It's a tad shy at first, but opens up if you give it some time. Passion fruit, shades of mango, as well as galia melon.
    • Taste
      Perfect. Juicy and a little less dry than the nose suggests. Grapefruit and oranges, and that cardboard-y taste is here too. Whiffs of milk chocolate, ginger and rye bread. Whispers of Earl Grey tea as well.
    • Finish
      Bitter pink grapefruit galore with hints of toffee.

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  8. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry, clove, solvent, tropical fruit and citrus
    • Taste
      Grapefruit, orange, first pepper than sweet
    • Finish
      Pepper comes back and stays sweet. little dry and wood.

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