Single malt whisky - tasting notes

11 Mar 2014

Littlemill 1992 (Douglas Laing)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Littlemill

It’s clear that independent bottlers are running short of available Littlemill casks. Douglas Laing now classifies them in the Director’s Cut series that are usually fairly expensive.

This one was distilled in February 1992 and bottled in September 2013 at cask strength.

 

Littlemill 1992 - Douglas Laing Director's cutLittlemill 21 yo 1992 (55,2%, Douglas Laing Director’s Cut 2013, hogshead  ref. 9970, 113 btl.)

Nose: less overtly fruity than some other Littlemills. I mean not that many lemons and tangerines, it’s focusing more on oily / waxy notes, minerals and grasses. A big malty core. Also walnuts and gooseberries. In the background a nice hint of strawberries and cream. Mouth: quite sweet, malty and creamy at first. Caramel sweets (Mokatine). Some pink grapefruit but again not very loud, more zesty than fruity. Waxy notes and some oak. Sugared green tea. Quite spicy towards the finish. Finish: long, zesty and peppery with a hint of heather honey.

Maybe not the typical Littlemill citrus bomb, but an interesting whisky nonetheless. Expensive: around € 160.

Score: 86/100

Littlemill 1992 (Douglas Laing) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-03-11

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