Whisky Review: Cadenhead Small Batch Littlemill Aged 22 Years

Tasting Notes:

Cadenhead Small Batch Littlemill Aged 22 Years ☆ [Recommended]

Style: Earthy and Herbal


Cotton candy with caramelized pop corns sprinkled on top, sweetness condensed up front. Firing spice sliced in with a hint of stewed onions, parsley, beetroot and chilli. Fresh and a bit of earthy. Not often you come across such an herbal profile. Rich, lovely aroma.


Started with a light-hearted drizzle of banana vanilla sauce then we have a rendezvous with the greens: carrots, beetroots, red onions and capsicums. Good, raw sweetness, emitting refreshing vibe with a touch of earthiness. Moments of simmering boiled notes are rounded off by caramel and smoke.


Swinging towards the sweeter side, a bit of acidity from the white grapes, followed by sweetness of toast, cooked bananas and caramel oil. Rather long and smooth finish.


Great complexity with a rare, strong herbal character. Perhaps not everyone is a fan of vegetal profile in whisky, but I don’t have any problem with that. Neat structure with multiple layers of flavours are gently delivered, clean, sweet and unique. What a good whisky from the now-demolished lowland distillery and their stock is gradually hard to come by…

[53.7% • 2014 • Independent Bottling • Cask Strength • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • 558 Bottles • Limited Edition • Closed Distillery]