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21 May 2014

Littlemill 1989 (Liquid Library)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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
  • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il 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..

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