The Loch Lomond Group, has today announced the launch of the oldest Littlemill expression to date.
Littlemill Testament (42.5% ABV) is a 44 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled on 4th October 4th 1976. It was re-casked in 1996 into American oak Hogsheads, before being finished for four months in first-fill Oloroso sherry hogsheads.
This latest release which celebrates Littlemill’s legacy as Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery, is said to deliver notes of crisp green apple, zesty grapefruit, elderflower and ginger on the nose. Followed by notes of tangy pineapple, juicy peach, lime citrus, melted brown sugar, dried peel and creamy vanilla on the palate.
Littlemill Testament, comes presented in a decanter which incorporates remnants of the original distillery manager’s house, which dates back to 1772, giving collectors the opportunity to own a true piece of Scotch whisky history.
Each decanter is crafted in hand blown Glencairn crystal, which have been facet cut at the base, mirroring the style of glass cutting during the Georgian period, and housed in a bespoke handmade cabinet.
Each cabinet comes complete with a dress stopper made from the sandstone taken from the remains of the Littlemill distillery.
Commenting on the news, Michael Henry, Master Blender, said: “It is an honour to have been able to play my part, as current custodian of the remaining casks from the original Littlemill Distillery, and release Littlemill Testament, which pays homage to this whisky’s unrivalled history. I’m very proud of the result, which perfectly capture Littlemill’s signature style.”
Limited to 250 bottles, Littlemill Testament, will be available next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £8,000.
Posted by Steve Rush