I was quite surprised to see two Littlemill bottlings in Germany earlier this year, but it turns out there’s more where that came from. Now Master of Malt released a Littlemill 1991 single cask expression.
Littlemill 27 yo 1991 (47,2%, Master of Malt 2018, bourbon barrel)
Nose: sweet, on melons, lime and pear, mixed with chalky touches and buttery vanilla. Typical notes of paraffin and carbon paper. Just a hint of banana bubblegum and almond paste. A little hay.
Mouth: a great tropical fruitiness that comes close to some Irish whiskeys, with mango, guava, and pink grapefruit. Almonds again. Makes place for herbal notes and grapefruit zest, dried grasses and white pepper.
Finish: long, grassy, with oily touches and a vague fruity sweetness.
A great marriage of the Lowlands tropical fruits and the grassy, more austere side of the region. An old-skool profile that nobody is making today, I’m afraid. Really expensive, but a rare chance to try this distillery. Only available from Master of Malt.