19 Mar 2014
Littlemill 1989 (Liquid Library)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted 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 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.