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Littlemill 30 years in crystal bottle?

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Littlemill 30 years in crystal bottle?

Postby alessandro1 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:53 pm

Does anybody know something about this strange bottle?

"Littlemill 30 years 75 cl. 38.5% n. 14".

Bottled at least 20 years ago.

Thank you.

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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:52 pm

38.5% i might be totally wrong here, but i thought the lowest % that whisky could be bottled at was 40%.

saying that, the label is very much like the littlemill 30yo in the tall bottles.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:14 pm

It wasn't always so, but I believe it certainly has been since bottle sizes went metric. Do you think we could get a clearer shot of the label, alessandro? I'd be curious to see the wording--or perhaps you could type it out for us. I can make out the words "single malt Scotch whisky", I think, but aught else.
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:29 pm

thanks for that one tattie, i didnt know.

you can see more than i can on the label, all i can make out is littlemill and 30
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Postby alessandro1 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:05 pm

Thank you. Sorry for the bad quality photo.
This is what is written on the label:

Established 1772 - Product of Scotland
LITTLEMILL
Matured in cherry wood
100% single malt Scotch whisky
30 years old
Distilled & bottled in Scotland by Littlemill distillery co. ltd
Bowling - Dunbartonshire - Scotland
75 cl - 38.5%
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:25 pm

persoanlly, i could only tell you what you allready know by reading the label, littlemill isnt a great malt, theres not really that much interest in littlemill compaired to many of the other malt whisky distilleries.
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:25 pm

persoanlly, i could only tell you what you allready know by reading the label, littlemill isnt a great malt, theres not really that much interest in littlemill compaired to many of the other malt whisky distilleries.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:40 am

Well there's a mystery--40% alc is indeed the minimum to be called Scotch whisky, and while it was less at one time, that was certainly long before metric. There would seem to be some sort of historical anomaly here.

The very worst dram I ever had was a Littlemill--I think I can still taste it--but I've heard tell that there have been some decent ones, at least, and I'd love to try one. I gather they were very spotty in their last years.
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Re: Littlemill 30 years in crystal bottle?

Postby legust » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:23 pm

This whisky was distilled in the end of 40th, begin 50th.
The proof is normally because it's not the law (40°) when it was bottled.
This malt is a cask strenght , the bottler have refuse an addition of alcool because it was perfect for him. The bottler is the man who have bottled lot of beautiful Bowmore in the 70th.
This Littlemill is a sherry cask , 87 bottles for this cask and a very execptionnal product.
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Re: Littlemill 30 years in crystal bottle?

Postby richard » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:45 pm

i was shown a 50 year old macallan at about 38.6% at millroys buy doug micvor about fifteen yearsago so there are some out there

i must admit littlemill is not highly regarded so lowers the value to collectors


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