If your rare whisky collection is looking a little sorry for itself then Littlemill’s latest release might be just what you’re after.
Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition hails from one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. After producing whisky from 1722 in Bowling, on the banks of the River Clyde, the distillery fell silent in 1994 and was destroyed by fire in 2004.
Today, very little whisky survives, as the Private Cellar Edition’s price tag reflects. A mere 500 individually numbered bottles of the 27yo are being released and one bottle will set you back £2,250.
To create the edition, master blender, Michael Henry chose eight casks from 1990. Littlemill 2017 stays true to the subtly floral and vanilla-rich sweetness expected from the distillery.
‘It is rumoured that illicit distilling took place at the Littlemill distillery from 1750 and even for centuries before, possibly making it the world’s oldest whisky distillery,’ Henry said.
‘It’s a tragedy that the distillery fell silent and was later destroyed by fire, committing Littlemill to legend. Once the last precious drops are consumed, an important part of Scotland’s and Scotch whisky’s heritage will be lost forever.’
The special release is available to buy from The Whisky Shop, The Whisky Exchange, Royal Mile Whiskies and Master of Malt.