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19 Mar 2014

Littlemill 1989 (Liquid Library)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill

We can’t get enough of these juicy Littlemills. Let’s hope they keep ‘em coming for the next few years. This Littlemill 1989 is part of the latest Liquid Library batch.

 

Littlemill 1989 Liquid SunLittlemill 24 yo 1989 (50,4%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 212 btl.)

Nose: rather great, typical Littlemill, with the classic fruity notes that we expected. Lime, sweet oranges, mango and lots of tangelo. Quite some banana and vanilla as well, nice. Hints of pink marshmallows. Subtle hints of grass and gravel. Mouth: still quite fruity, although there’s a much bigger minerality and grassiness this time. More classic Lowlands style if you like. Citrus zest, a bittersweet variation on the fruits. Grapefruit juice. Leafy notes and hints of liquorice root. Ginger as well. Finish: medium long, clean, zesty with a bitter edge.

Good stuff, although the juicy fruits are countered by a ‘green’ bitterness on the palate, which makes it a lot sharper than some other expressions. Similar to the Littlemill 1988 Liquid Sun in that respect. Around € 140.

Score: 85/100

Littlemill 1989 (Liquid Library) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-03-19

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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