A nice dram indeed but still I do not understand this recent hype about Littlemill. When it was active (and the 15 years after its closure) no one cared about this distillery (despite some real great bottlings from the sixties, e.g. from Signatory). And then all of a sudden a star was born??? I doubt this hype comes from the drinkers but rather from the collectors (and even more the investors) market. So be cautious not to be trapped in a self-fulling bubble prophecy...
The colour is pale gold and the texture shows some fast legs and just a few very late tears. The nose is very grassy and autumn floral (hay stacks and the like) with a rich heather honey sweetness.
The taste is very sweet on both barley sugary and honey flavours. It is delicious but a little one-dimensional (as so often with Littlemill). Water smoothens the dram and releases some more aromas, I like it better that way.
The first mouthfeel is coating but slightly drying (papers). The finish is of medium length, very sweet again with drying notes at the end (papers again).