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11 Oct 2012

Littlemill 1992 (Liquid Library)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill

Let me know when you’re bored with all these recent 20-25yo Littlemills. Personally I can’t help feeling delighted whenever a new one lands on my desk. This one is a 1992 bourbon cask in the Liquid Library series.

 

Littlemill 1992 Liquid LibraryLittlemill 20 yo 1992 (51,6%, Liquid Library 2012, bourbon hogshead, 313 btl.)

Nose: quite sweet, nicely complex and attractive. Yellow apples, green bananas, pear syrup, vanilla cake and toffee fudge. Then some green garden herbs. Warm leather. Cinnamon. A little glue, but in a nice way. Candied ginger. Very nice. Mouth: still sweet, with a wonderful pink grapefruit theme, sugared lime juice (or limoncello?) and apple compote. Gooseberries. Again a certain herbal layer in the background, some grassy notes join in to bring more punch. Something tequila-ish. Vanilla. Less wide than on the nose, but very enjoyable. Finish: medium long, with warming spicy oak and lingering zesty citrus. A faint salty edge.

I prefer the wonderful sherried versions, but this bourbon matured Littlemill is also very interesting. Around € 110.

Score: 89/100

Littlemill 1992 (Liquid Library) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-10-11

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

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