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21 May 2014

Littlemill 1989 (Liquid Library)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Littlemill

The Whisky Fair means new releases by The Whisky Agency. One of them is yet another Littlemill, distilled in 1989.


Littlemill 1989 Liquid LibraryLittlemill 24 yo 1989 (48,7%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 199 btl.)

Nose: fruity fruity! Mangos, oranges, apples. Lime and banana. A good dose of vanilla as well. Less of the mineral / grassy notes we saw in similar casks, or so it seems. Maybe a little beeswax. Mouth: excellent. A slightly Irish fruitiness, with banana, maracuja and tangerines. A hint of pink grapefruit bitterness. More than a hint of tropical fruits, you get it. Lemon pie and a hint of barley sugar. Quite some grassy notes / green tea as well. Finish: long, more zesty fruits with a hint of aspirin sharpness.

I’ve reviewed +/- 20 ex-boubon Littlemill 1988-1992 expressions in the last two years and this is one of my favourites. Recommended. Around € 150.

Score: 90/100

ps/ Picture is slightly different, waiting for the new label, sorry.

Littlemill 1989 (Liquid Library) 4 Ruben Luyten 2014-05-21
  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

    is it still available online?

  • unknown

    How does it come you give it 87 points on Whiskybase?

  • Tony

    87 points is for the previous Liquid Library I think.
    @whiskyisrael:disqus – I don’t think it has hit the online shops yet. Been looking for one myself!

  • WhiskyNotes

    Indeed it can take some days before it arrives in stores.

  • Silvester

    Whiskybase has it today..

  • Tom MadMaster

    Glad I picked up a bottle some time ago already…



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