Littlemill 21 Year Old 1992 vintage Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask hogshead #9970 bottled September 2013 by Douglas Laing Co. for the Director's Cut series.
Nose: Opens with a sweet malt quality, carrying a “strawberry & cream” style + honey.
Palate: Still sweet, now with more fruit & spicy toffee – warming to bees wax & oak.
Finish: Detect rich spices running through its long finish + late crunchy honeycomb.
Littlemill Distillery was established in 1772 to the west of Bowling by the north shore of the River Clyde and on the main road into Glasgow. Subsequent modifications during the 1930s resulted in a number of novel features including double ventilation towers which sat over a single drying kiln and pot stills with rectifiers rather than the traditional swan necks. The combination of pot and column stills in Littlemill Distillery was designed to produce malt whisky which was expected to mature quickly. At the time of closure in 1994 Littlemill Distillery was the oldest working malt whisky distillery in Scotland. Demolished in 2006 and now Littlemill is a lost Scottish distillery although the shell of the manager’s house remains.