Let’s end our Littlemill session with a nice bottle from 1975. This official Littlemill was bottled for the Italian Aldo Zini Import. The label proclaims proudly ‘100% pure Malt’, which we call single malt today. What’s inside was thus distilled around the time of my birth.
Oh, this nose is quite different then what I am used to from Littlemill. This is a veritable bouquet of flowers. Violets, lilies and dandelion. Maybe even some nettles. Luckily there is also some fruit. Think green apples, raw rhubarb and kiwi. No OBE even after all these years, but still a lively whisky.
The body is very light, but spicy. Again very floral. Flirting with the edge of soap. I get some apple sauce with vanilla and some tannins. White pepper and a bit of liquorice. Hint of white chocolate and caramel. Somewhat simple, but nice.
The finish is surprisingly long and leaves the mouth dry.
Ah, lovely ‘little’ Littlemill, if you know what I mean. Hard to find nowadays, of course. Thanks Michiel & Mireille from The Green Man.