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Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1988 Littlemill Cask #33 Tasting notes and reviews

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Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1988 Littlemill Cask #33

Brand
Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Expression
1988 Littlemill Cask #33
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Berry Bros. & Rudd ~ Littlemill Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.bbr.com
Availability
UK

Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
A beautiful nose of chunky barley and fragrant honey with a good dollop of white peach and apricot. Effusive, creamy vanillins along with a subtle sawdusty note. With time some fresh, grassy notes and lightly grainy spices.
Palate
Fresh but deeply honeyed with barley and sub-tropical fruit. Malty on the middle with the oak showing a slight coffeed character.
Finish
Mouth-watering and mineral finish; increasingly tannic as the oak takes hold.
Comment
It's an enjoyable aperitif style whisky. My only gripe is that the oak bites a little hard on the finish.

Neil Ridley

71
Nose
Light wafts of new balsa wood, coconut water and wet sugar paper. A little closed, if anything. Given a bit more time, some blackberry leaf and candle wax begin to develop.
Palate
Spritely, with pinesap, cocoa, and a spirity undertone. A little thin.
Finish
Some fresh ginger notes and a little lemon balm.
Comment
Youthful. For me, this just hasn't developed enough.
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