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Silver Seal is the successor of the legendary Italian bottler Sesante. One of the people behind the bottler is Max Righi, well-known connoisseur and collector (and owner of Whisky Antique, another great webshop where you can find quite a few oldies if your wallet can cope). In 2009 he bottled this Littlemill from 1990 at cask strength at the age of 19 years old.
The nose says ‘party time’. Dismiss the previously tasted 15 Year Old from Signatory or 20 Year Old from First Cask. They don’t even come close. This is super: lime, tangerine, marzipan, honey and vanilla. Full and round.
Creamy and mouthcoating is the least you can say about this one. Wonderfully sweet (orange marmalade) and feisty (white pepper). Sturdy Lowlander for sure. Quite zesty. And doesn’t need any water, despite the high ABV.
The finish doesn’t offer any new elements, but that doesn’t diminish it. Lasts forever.
This is one of the best Littlemill I’ve tasted so far (although I haven’t had that many) and even one of the best Lowlanders I’ve tried. That must mean something.