Scotchio wrote:I've had a number of lowlanders on the go lately. FF Bladnoch 10 is delicious light but rich and creamy at the same time, Auchentoshan 12 shares a similar lemony creaminess but is a little more zesty and has a touch of drier smoke, FF Rosebank 12 is drier and is not creamy but very classy with a gorgeous mouth feel. Inverleven 1990 is light , spiced pears in cream flavours a great early evening whisky as was Sig Littlemill 93 which with a little time to settle down became a very moreish fruity malty little dram. All well worth a crack, do not be afraid to visit the light side!
Well, now that I have been here a while, I have begun to feel comfortable sharing some of my malt narratives. As you will see, the Littmill that I have open also needed some time to chill out.
Score 68 Sm Littlemill 12yo 1990 (43%, Signatory, Cask. No 2967) October 7th. My first expression of this distillery. Almost totally clear in color. As I am opening it, my wife screams from downstairs. She was helping Rebecca practice gymnastics on the couch; pain, ice, anxiety. Also is well. A malt well deserved, and needed. Nose. An odd note of sandwich meat? Mouth: I get the marshmallow. Spice towards and through the finish, which while not long, is nicely lingering. This is best held in the mouth for a while, not one for small and quick sips. I need the added time for some oomph. Subsequent tastings. The nose is still very odd. I am now thinking linguini and clam sauce more than lunch meat. Somewhere in the middle? Regardless, not what you want your malt to smell like. Still working on describing the taste; not the best offering. November 2, 2006. The bottle has been open for a few weeks now. The nose is still not great. Break out the clothes pin to enjoy this one. The taste is becoming more interesting with oxidation. There is a maltiness that has an almost powdered sugar quality to it. It might even be almost enjoyable (almost). This has crept up from the low to mid sixties. November 24, 2006.The oxidation has continued to mellow out the most funky nose. The powdered sugar maltiness is very much apparent. A malt that I would now even feel comfortable sharing with those who have not tried Littlemill, but trust me, I am not rushing off to find the next bottle.