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24 Aug 2013

Littlemill 1990 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Littlemill

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Littlemill 1990 Whisky Agency StampsLittlemill 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.

Score: 89/100

Littlemill 1990 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-08-24
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  • Stijn Hiers

    As a just-to-be stamp collector I can tell you that Dahomey is the old name (untill the mid 1970s) for Benin 😉



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