The famous GQ magazine has selected the new Single Malt release from Littlemill (now a ghost distillery) as one of the 10 coolest things in the World this week.
Each decanter is individually numbered and presented in a case, which includes a piece of Littlemill cask used to mature the whisky, plus a miniature of the whisky itself (pictured above).
To create Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition, Loch Lomond master blender Michael Henry picked eight refill ex-Bourbon barrels that had been distilled between 11th and 19th May 1990, each filled at 68.8% abv. The casks were then married in fresh Bourbon barrels for 12 months before bottling at 51.3% abv.
The expression follows the launch of the Littlemill 2015 Private Cellar Edition last year, and is available to purchase in the UK from specialist retailers and also in international markets including Taiwan, France, Germany and selected travel retail channels.
This is the GQ magazine description of the product:
This 27-year-old single malt comes from one of the oldest distillery’s in Scotland, so it should feel at home in the cabinets of every whisky connoisseur. It’s got a subtle, sweet character, topped off with a sugar syrup finish that’s devilishly easy to drink. The packaging’s just as special – each decanter gets a handsome case with a chip of the Littlemill cask it was stored in.
The GQ magazine article can be found by clicking here.
Tasting notes include peppermint, eucalyptus, honeysuckle and lavender on the nose, while the palate delivers green apples, grapefruit, pineapple, green tea and clover honey. On the finish, the whisky is said to have flavours of stem ginger, nutmeg, peppermint and sugar syrup.
Littlemill is rumoured to be one of the oldest Scotch whisky distilleries. It officially started producing whisky legally in 1772 in Bowling, beside the River Clyde near Glasgow. It fell silent in 1994, before a fire broke out in 2004 destroying the building – but casks from the Littlemill warehouse were saved.
Click here for an Inside the Cask blog on The World’s Oldest Scotch Whisky Distillery including references to Littlemill Distillery.