Littlemill 1990 – cask #32

Littlemill 1990 - cask #32 - dist. 20/12/90 - ABV 55,3% - 218 Ltr.

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Op 24 januari 2013 was in Rotterdam de Litllemill Cask Selectie N&T. De aanwezigen
genoten van een heerlijk diner, gevolgd door een mooie verticale tasting van de Littlemill distillery. De line up was opgezet door Menno van de Whiskybase shop. Menno is zelf liefhebber van de
Littlemill distillery en heeft waarschijnlijk de grootste verzameling Littlemill bottelingen ter wereld.
We hebben het karakter van de distillery goed leren kennen door de verticale tasting, de
toelichting en informatie die Menno erbij gaf zorgden ervoor dat het prima avond werd.

En natuurlijk kwam aan het einde van de avond het moment van de waarheid: gaan we pariciperen
in vat 32 en/of vat 34? Er bleek een unanieme voorkeur voor cask 32.

Littlemill cask #32 is gesplitst in 25 delen. Naar verwachting levert een deel ongeveer 12 flessen op.

eigenaren
Littlemill 1990 - cask #32
1. Ravi Balli
2. Hans Convent
3. Hans Convent
4. Bram
5. Bram
6. Niels van Gog
7. Adri & Peter
8. Robert Koemans
9. Willem
10. Willem
11. Frans
12. Raf de Ruysscher
13. Dirk Vanhoutteghem
14. Whiskybase
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  1. Proefnotitie cask #32 en #34 door GJ (januari ’13):
    Cask 34 55,6%

    Nose: Outgoing nose, buttery, glue-ish (as in An old grain whisky) at first with a slight hint of cereals.
    Changing rapidly to lots of fruits. Getting vanilla, peach, pear and citrus notes. Also some oak notes
    and a slight hint of sweet smoke. Develops nicely with every time more to discover. Getting some
    pineapple and juniper now. Bourbon like style with a bite.

    Taste: Fierce taste for a lowlander. Oily and lots of pepper and a bit of cinnamon. A bit oaky and fruit
    cereal like. Bit dried banana, with fresh ripe peach, grapefruit and some bitterness. Mouthcoating
    waxy but alcoholic.

    Finish: Lots of bitter woody aftertaste, mid long. A bit nuttiness. Still that peppery bite when you
    swallow.

    Conclusion : Nose is by far the best part of the dram.

    Cask 32 55,2%

    Nose: Much more restricted then cask 34. Soft and gentle vanilla, citrus combined with honey melon
    and some golden kiwis. Needs time. Also again a bit glue-ish. Fresh, vibrant but a bit playful shyness.
    After some time hints of fresh sawdust, hay and a bit farmy (no animal farm though).

    Taste : Gentle sweetness no problem, easy to play around in your mouth. Crème Brule.
    More fruits as in green banana, kiwi and melon. Honey delight!

    Finish : Very pleasant mouth coating waxy, lemon with hints of oak and slightly toasted nuts. A very
    little touch of fleur de sel. A more balanced bitterness (woodiness) with cardamom and a tiny tiny bit
    of cloves.

    Conclusion : Much more restrained, but very playfull. More a lowlander type of style for me than
    cask 34. Extremly enjoyable.

    Overall

    Two casks filled with spirit distilled on the same day, but boy what a difference between them. The
    fierce outgoing but a bit hefty cask 34 opposed to the more shy but more balanced and enjoyable
    cask 32. Yesterday I smelled them both before tasting and I had a preference for cask 34 but now
    my preference has undergone a severe change in favour of cask 32.

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