From the latest series Early Flying, released by The Whisky Agency, comes this Littlemill 1991.
Littlemill 23 yo 1991
(48%, The Whisky Agency ‘Early Flying’ 2014, refill hogshead, 275 btl.)
Nose: an oily one, with paraffin, wax and hints of porridge up front. Some muesli and oak shavings. Hints of (wet) hay, as well as some herbal notes (dried thyme). Fair enough, but not really the tropically fruity kind of Littlemill that we’ve come to adore.
Mouth: more to my liking, I must say. Plenty of citrus notes, grapefruit juice, tangerines, hints of papaya. A little green tea and lemon grass. Rather excellent now: fresh and zesty with a subtle bitterness.
Finish: medium long, still very much on the same zesty notes and green tea.
This is not the best Littlemill from this bottler in my opinion. Very fine on the palate, less interesting on the nose, I think. Around € 155.