Littlemill 25 Year Old 1988 vintage Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #10349 bottled June 2014 by Douglas Laing Co. for the Director's Cut series. 225 bottles.
NOSE: Full of character. Opens with sweet barley, ripe bananas, burnt sugar & caramelized apples.
PALATE: Lively with creamy vanilla + stewed rhubarb & freshly baked croissants with warm butter.
FINISH: Lingering with hints of coconut cream, buttered toast and sweet, ripe summer fruits.
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.