Next up in our overview of the latest batch from The Whisky Agency: a rare name… Littlemill 1992.
Littlemill 27 yo 1992 (52,3%, The Whisky Agency 2020, hogshead, 260 btl.)
Nose: perhaps a little closed at first. Starts mostly on grassy notes, a bit of menthol and grapefruit skins. Carbon paper and ink. Some nice hints of paraffin. After some breathing it turns towards vanilla and warm fruits, like bananas, Muscat grape and melons. Lovely style but patience is required.
Mouth: oh yes, the lovely fruity side is bigger now, both warm and bright and the same time. Kiwi and lime, a little guava and sweet grapefruit. Mixed with a balanced mentholated note. Also waxy and almondy notes, as well as light herbal touches. Old style Lowlands.
Finish: medium long, with fruity echoes and candle wax but also some grassier hints of tea and oak.
Pretty great. Littlemill has a bigger reputation, which means it comes with a heftier price tag (around € 440). In my book the Ben Nevis is a real no-brainer, this may need more deliberation but in any case the quality is high.