The Whisky Fair means new releases by The Whisky Agency. One of them is yet another Littlemill, distilled in 1989.
Littlemill 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.
ps/ Picture is slightly different, waiting for the new label, sorry.