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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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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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