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Tico
06-16-2012, 12:52
Found a couple of bottle of this kicking around. I know the distillery closed in 96 IIRC. Never had anything from Littlemill but whiskey from no longer existing distilleries is very interesting to me.

Anyone had this before?

Thanks!http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f351/tyvoodoo/3294c12c.jpg

sutton
06-16-2012, 17:01
Found a couple of bottle of this kicking around. I know the distillery closed in 96 IIRC. Never had anything from Littlemill but whiskey from no longer existing distilleries is very interesting to me.

Anyone had this before?

Thanks!

Haven't had it before, but it is a silent Lowland distillery - surprisingly little info in Michael Jackson's book or on malt maniacs site ... but, it might be worth picking up, esp. at that price, given it appears most bottlings with tasting notes seem to be independent bottlers - that appears to be an official bottling from the distillery.

According to Jackson's book, it is also one of a few distillery's that can claim to be the original distillery in Scotland - dating back to the 1750's... certainly a historical piece, if nothing else. Nice find!

Kalessin
06-16-2012, 18:40
I haven't had Littlemill in a while; while I can't give tasting notes, I remember it being quite good. At $57, it's worth a try to see if you like it.

sku
06-16-2012, 21:19
Littlemill is not a very well regarded distillery in general. I don't think I've ever had one that has done much for me, though I haven't had the one you picture there.

Tico
06-16-2012, 21:42
Thanks for all the info!

macdeffe
06-17-2012, 01:34
Littlemill doesn't have the greatest reputiation and I agree bottlings from this distillery can be underwhelming

But right now we see a lot of independent bottlings from Littlemill that are stellar . I tasted a few good ones in Limburg, there tend to be a few out from german bottlers

WHiskybase has/had a couple of stellar bottlings out

The lastest is reviewed by Whiskynotes here : http://www.whiskynotes.be/2012/littlemill/littlemill-1988-archives/

and I tried the former here : http://danishwhiskyblog.blogspot.dk/search/label/Littlemill

TWE also has this one out http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-15347.aspx which I havent tried, but TWE standards in cask selection keep impressing me

One of the guys behind whiskybase is a Littlemill collector, and probably has the worlds largest collection of Littlemill. He says its because he is the only one collecting Littlemill :-)

SO instead of aiming for these not so good Littlemills like the one pictured in this thread OP, I would try to find some of these 88-89 vintages or so Littemills which right now seem to flood the market (thats on the Littlemill scale)

Littlemills are different and they often have this herbal note which is good when well integrated, especially into a sherry profile

Steffen

macdeffe
06-19-2012, 23:54
Whiskyfun happens to review a range of the Littlemill's I was talking about

I think this support my thoughts that this is where to shop for Littlemill

http://www.whiskyfun.com/#200612

Steffen

darylld911
06-20-2012, 18:17
The Metro Atlanta Scotch Club had a tasting last week which included a Littlemill. It was OK, but light on character (especially if you're a bourbon fan!) Had a sweetness that reminded me of Southern Corn Whiskey, but with that scotchy/medicinal twist.