A rare bottling of Littlemill single malt Scotch whisky, released for their Private Cellar Edition series. Though the distillery in the Lowlands shut its doors for the last time in 1994 (and much of the buildings subsequently destroyed in a fire in 2004), we can still get a taste of its whisky in these types of releases!
The 2015 edition was distilled between December 17 1989 and April 4 1990, and was initially matured in 10 American and European oak casks before being married and finished in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks and bottled at 50% abv. when 25 years old.
Limited to 1,500 bottles worldwide, this 750mL bottle comes in a wooden box with a miniature so you can try the whisky before you open the bottle, as well as a section of a stave from one of casks that matured the whisky.
Color : deep, luscious amber
Aroma: vibrant waves of vanilla, followed by a sumptuous swathe of sherry soaked sultanas, forest fruits and a harmonious hum of spiced honey.
Aniseed twists, grilled pineapple rings and oven baked peaches, along with toffee apples, candied citrus peel, fresh ginger and a teasing whiff-ette of wood smoke.
Spent coffee grounds, chocolate bourbon biscuits and oodles of opulent oak help to provide a belting bounty of balance, followed by a fresh finessefull frenzy of cherry blossom and rose water.
Palate: kicks off with another appearance from those now full on and feisty aniseed twists, along with more of those grilled pineapple rings, oven baked peaches and accompanying slices of ripe mango that have been dusted lightly with cayenne pepper.
Spiced banana bread, vanilla fudge and sherry soaked cherries, along with charred oak, ground black pepper, cocoa, mixed spice and a good zesting of pink grapefruit.
Finish: We wish it wouldnt...