Littlemill

Littlemill 27 Years Old 1992 Vintage (OB, 45.3%, 300 bottles, 2019)

Littlemill 1992 Vintage

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 45.3%
  • Age: 27 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB, Global Travel Retail Exclusive, 300 bottles
  • Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £sold out
  • Origin: Littlemill distillery
  • Vintage: 1992

What they say

For this Littlemill Vintage Release, our Master Blender, Michael Henry, selected 3 casks all distilled in 1992 as an homage to the true Littlemill distillery character: a lighter floral, floral spirit, reminiscent of the triple distillation of the Duncan Thomas era.

What I say

From the recent official bottlings by Loch Lomond Group. This 1992 vintage was distilled at Littlemill and matured in 3 casks before they were married together to produce a batch of only 300 bottles. This was released exclusively to Global Travel Retail in 2019 and was presented as a 70cl Glencairn glass decanter plus 5cl sample. Sampled as a pair alongside the 1977 vintage 40 years old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: dark bronze (14/20), numerous fine tears and tapered legs.
  • Nose: Sweet and woody, polished and old /antique oak wood, some frsher fruits, apple, lemon, orange, quite cloying with honey and syrup, heady, maple smoked bacon, maple syrup, cumin, floral honeysuckle, deeper toffee and wood, butterscotch.
  • Taste: Tannic and almost spirity/feintsy initially, then soft fruits and wood, orange zest, some sparkling crystallized brown sugars, soft briwn sugar, angelica root, soft peach and apricot skins, vanilla, sweet sage & cumin seed, maple syrup, light-medium bodied.
  • Finish: Long, sweet, woody, herbal chicory, orange and lime zest a touch vaporous.

Overall

Superb, aged and woody but still with a great sweetness and florality which is really fresh for its age. Fruity and zesty too in places, overwhelmingly maple syrup plus a wee hint of smoke and meatiness in here too.

Score 90/100

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