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28 Feb 2014

Littlemill 1992 (Auld Alliance)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill

The Auld Alliance is a high-class whisky bar in Singapore which boasts one of the largest collections in South-East Asia. It is run by Emmanuel Dron, a Frenchman who worked for La Maison du Whisky before.

Since 2013, Auld Alliance also has its own line of whisky bottlings. This Littlemill 1992 is the fourth release.

 

 

Littlemill 1992 - Auld AllianceLittlemill 20 yo 1992 (52,2%, Auld Alliance 2013, bourbon hogshead, 216 btl.)

Nose: maybe not a full fruitiness this time. There’s apple, pear and marzipan sweetness at first, but also linseed oil and lots of waxy notes: wax candles and paraffin. Vanilla cake and soft herbal notes. In the end it turns towards the typical citrusy notes and lemon balm. Whiffs of marshmallows too. Mouth: oily, starts on these waxy notes and minerals again, before the nice burst of lemons, pink grapefruits and lime. Hints of lemon grass and, well… normal grass. Quite resinous towards the end. Finish: long, with the same lemon theme. Lime zest, grapefruit and the lingering grassy notes.

Highly enjoyable Littlemill again, with slightly bolder waxy and zesty notes this time. Really good stuff.

Score: 89/100

Littlemill 1992 (Auld Alliance) 4 Ruben Luyten 2014-02-28

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