Littlemill 1990 (Malts of Scotland)

Another joint bottling for Massen, De Tongerse Whiskyvrienden and Dram Brothers. Number two is this Littlemill 1990 from Malts of Scotland, released together with a Highland Park 1994.



Littlemill 1990 MoS - Tongerse Whiskyvrienden - Dram BrothersLittlemill 1990 (55,1%, Malts of Scotland for Dram Brothers & Tongerse Whiskyvrienden 2015, bourbon barrel, MoS 15006, 158 btl.)

Nose: dried grasses and hay stand out here, as well as some oak dust. The usual fruity notes are present, but not in the first row. Some banana ice cream, vanilla and guava juice. Waxy notes / lemon balm as well. Spanish horchata. Warmer than others.

Mouth: brighter and sharper now, with the full-blown tropical fruits that we were looking for. Mango, pink grapefruits (truckloads, almost 1970’s BenRiach style), pineapple, including slightly more mundane lemons. Becomes drier, earthier even, with green tea and more lemon zest. A hint of salty liquorice.

Finish: medium long and zesty, with added herbal notes and mint.

Another great Littlemill. It’s lovely how they all share the same things, but they still find a unique twist. I can’t stop recommending these. Around € 165.

Score: 90/100