24 Aug 2013
Littlemill 1990 (Whisky Agency)
Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill
Here they are, the latest Whisky Agency releases. The new series is nicknamed Stamps and features postage stamps from different countries like the Republic of Dahomey (never heard of that one actually).
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Littlemill 23 yo 1990 (52,4%, The Whisky Agency ‘Stamps’ 2013, refill hogshead, 332 btl.)
Nose: grassy and mineral notes for starters. Apple peelings, some walnuts. Meadow flowers. But after a while it moves to sweeter notes. Big marzipan, eventually also a jammy, slightly tropical fruitiness. Tangerines, lemon candy, apricot jam. Buttercups as well. Vanilla cake. Some candy sugar syrup. The slightest whiff of smoky oak in the background. Excellent. Mouth: sweet entry, immediately joined by zesty notes. Lemon zest. Hints of ginger, grasses and liquorice. Grapefruit and tangerines again, maybe a little mango in the background. Becomes quite waxy towards the end. Finish: quite long, sweet and spicy.
Nicely complex and grassy Littlemill, with a citrusy sharpness that comes close to Rosebank, while showing some balancing candied fruitiness as well. Around € 130.