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The Whisky Barrel's Burns Malt Exclusive bottlings

By Miguel in Linkwood , Tobermory , Springbank , Littlemill

The whisky fairy ringed my door a few days ago with a set of exclusive bottles for The Whisky Barrel. A nice set of single cask, cask strength whiskies from Springbank, Tobermory, Linkwood and a stunning Littlemill.

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I have reviewed on the past several exclusive whiskies from The Whisky Barrel and they bottle quite fantastic drams for their Burns Malt series, so my expectations for this set of samples is quite high… let’s see if they live to it!

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Littlemill 1992 20 years old Cask 9 Berry Bros & Rudd

By Miguel in Tasting , Littlemill

“Gorgeous floral experience! This lost distillery whisky sings about forgotten Springs we enjoyed”

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Littlemill 1992 / 20 Year Old / Cask #9 / Berry Bros& Rudd Lowland Whisky
A 20 year old single cask whisky from closed Littlemill, distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2012 by independent wine and spirits merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. honey, fruits, spices, floral, anise. Quite floral dram.

Palate (90): powerful, oily. ginger, honey, floral, spices, juniper.

Finish (90): longer than average. floral, citrus, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Littlemill 1992 / 20 Year Old / Cask #9 / Berry Bros& Rudd Lowland Whisky with 90 points over 100.

Whisky Tasting Session 2013-02

By Miguel in Tasting , Glenlivet , Bunnahabhain , Auchentoshan , Littlemill , Benrinnes , Wilson & Morgan

Oh my! Time goes so fast. We are already in April! So here are the results for this second session of Whisky Distilleries Tasting.

As usual Jean-Marie Putz of Whisky-distilleries.info proposed six unnamed samples on a stunning box like previous tastings.

As I explained a blind tasting is a quite interesting experience because tasting whiskies in this way you really pay more attention to the whisky and less to the bottle. I am enjoying so much this kind of tastings that I am starting doing myself them with my samples, keeps your eyes peeled for more info about this soon.

But anyway, here are the whiskies…

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Berry Bros Tweet Tasting: Perhaps best tasting of the year

By Miguel in Featured , Bunnahabhain , Isle of Jura , North of Scotland , Littlemill , Berry Bros

Incredible evening with Berrys Bros & Rudd Whisky, Steve Rush and the rest of the amazing panel of tasters with @OliverKlimet, @cowfish, @BBRrob, @weheartwhisky, @EdinburghWhisky and @themisswhsiky between others under the #BerrysWhisky hashtag. (By the way, follow me @whiskywardrobe if you aren’t already :) )

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This tasting has been quite an odyssey for me. The parcel was supposed to arrive home at beginnings of the week and it was Wednesday and it still haven’t arrived yet. I was starting thinking that I may miss the most incredible Tweet Tasting of the year so far.

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Tasting a lovely Littlemill Burns Malt 21 years old 1990

By Miguel in Tasting , Littlemill

This Littlemill single malt bottled by The Whisky Barrel to celebrate Scotland’s favorite son, Robert Burns.

“Lovely fresh and fruity with a floral nose and lots of spices on palate. Quite an interesting dram to celebrate Scotland's favourite son, Robert Burns”

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Littlemill 21 Year Old Burns Malt
Littlemill 21 Year Old Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. From a single sherry hogshead cask #35 limited to just 60 bottles. Exclusive to TheWhiskyBarrel.com!

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (91): more than average. honey, fruits, citrus, wood, spices, candies.

Palate (89): dry, powerful, oily. honey, spices, pepper, citrus, floral, spices, anise.

Finish (90): longer than average. honey, floral, wood, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Littlemill 21 Year Old Burns Malt with 90 points over 100.

You can buy this Littlemill Burns Malt 21 years old at The Whisky Barrel.

A huge thanks to The Whisky Barrel for this sample.


Littlemill 1990 18 years old Bourbon Cask Tasting note

By Miguel in Tasting , Littlemill

“Good whisky with a humble nose that walks together with an impressive liquorice experience.”

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Littlemill 1990 / 18 Year Old / Bourbon Cask Lowland Whisky
This Littlemill was distilled in 1990, and aged in bourbon barrels before bottling at the Bruichladdich distillery in 2008.

A release of 1,215 bottles from Murray McDavid's Mission Gold Series.

Lovely licorice experience in this whisky and it isn't finished in any kind of strange casks. Yay!

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (87): average. honey, spices, floral, vanilla, baked apples.

Palate (88): powerful, oily. honey, wood, spices, pepper, licorice.

Finish (88): longer than average. honey, licorice, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Littlemill 1990 / 18 Year Old / Bourbon Cask Lowland Whisky with 88 points over 100.