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08 Feb 2013

Littlemill 1966 (Signatory cask #3909)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill

This single malt Littlemill was distilled in July 1966 and bottled in October 1991 by Signatory Vintage.

It’s one of these typical dumpy bottles, but contrary to other releases which have a off-white / parchment coloured label, this one is almost fluorescent blue. Even the accompanying miniatures are blue. I can only find one other bottle like that, a Port Ellen 1979. Does anyone have an idea what the meaning could have been? Special series or just a print cartridge that’s almost empty?

 

 

Littlemill 1966 Signatory #3909Littlemill 25 yo 1966 (62,7%, Signatory Vintage 1991, cask #3909)

Nose: needs a lot of breathing, starts a bit metallic and quite waxy. Could be a little OBE. Lamp oil. Dusty books and leather as well. Almonds. After a while it grows grassy but also fruity, though in a very shy way. Maybe unripe banana. A lot of peppermint as well. Mouth: punchy, with quite a lot of wood. Orange peel, apple skin, different kinds of herbs and spices. A hint of wet cardboard as well. Showing some salt in the end. Finish: medium long, quite oaky and resinous with herbs and citrus zest.

An old-style malt, that’s not extremely expressive and may have suffered a bit from 20 years in glass. Very interesting but slightly disappointing in terms of enjoyment. Very hard to find. Thank you Carsten.

Score: 84/100

Littlemill 1966 (Signatory cask #3909) 3 Ruben Luyten 2013-02-08

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