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14 Oct 2013

Littlemill 1975 (SV cask #2144)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill

Littlemill from the 1960’s and 1970’s isn’t always stunning. We’re trying the 1975 cask #2144 bottled by Signatory Vintage in 1993.

 

Littlemill 1975/1993 Signatory #2144Littlemill 18 yo 1975
(55,8%, Signatory Vintage 1993, cask #2144, 225 btl.)

Nose: hmm, certainly not what I expected. Very dusty, with lots of hay and old oak (with most of its polish gone). Hints of mint and minerals, maybe metallics. Wet newspaper. Hints of grapefruit, if we dig very deep, but it’s far from the citrusy profile that we love in the 1988-1992 bottlings. Mouth: again a bit dull and uninspired. More citrus, sure, but not the brightest kind. More on nutmeg and liquorice. Herbal notes. Finish: medium long, a slight disappointment.

This is the kind of whisky Littlemill’s so-and-so reputation was based upon, until the wave of wonderful citrus bombs was discovered a couple of years ago. A mediocre oldie.

Score: 80/100

Littlemill 1975 (SV cask #2144) 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-10-14

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