Whisky Review: The Whisky Agency Littlemill 1989 Aged 29 Years 

Style: Herbal and Fruity

Nose:
Clean and fragrant malt flowing in beautifully. Jasmine, elderflower and tropical fruits tea. Melon cake and mochi placed at the base and whirl all the way towards the rim. Peppermint, five spices and lily petals spicing up the aroma. Lemon tart and Hawaiian punch dressed with orange zest at the back. Very nice.

Palate:
Malt immersed deeply in elderflower liqueur, followed by a strong medicinal herb stream which carries vanilla and melon daifuku. Fruity at the top, but the core is really herbaceous. Green melons, some sponge cake and cream soda fizzling spritely underneath. Tropical fruits salad marinated in Eau De Vie, Blueberries and coconut shreds granola, followed by barley, malt juice and white chocolate at its tail.

Finish:
Boiled tropical fruits taking a hint of floral fragrance. Malt lingers till the very end.

Thoughts:
I remember my friend told me that good Littlemills tend to have aromatic green melon notes in it, and yes, this does and I like it. This herbal-driven Littlemill comes with a good level of green fruits running on the side. At the same time, there are drier instances that I feel there is some resemblance to Irish whiskies. Making the expression pretty complex and interesting. Clean, fragrant and creamy as well. I did not get to try a lot of Littlemills, but so far, this is one of the better ones I have come across. Delicious.

☆ [Recommended]

[49.3% | Independent Bottling | Single Cask | 1989 Distilled | 2019 Bottled | Natural Colour | Cask Strength | Hogshead | *+]

-Esmond

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