The Port Pipes in which this Littlemill has matured have imparted the deep russet hue and given a fusion of character which has been preserved by the absence of chill filtration at time of bottling. A rich and rounded, nose with hints of cloves, caramel shortbread and grassy notes. Delicious dark fruits and caramelised banana. A long, dry finish with warming spice.
Littlemill Distillery, which was officially established in 1772 on the site of a 14th century brewery, is situated on the north bank of the River Clyde at Bowling on the Forth & Clyde canal. Prior to 1900 there were as many as 213 distilleries operating in the Lowlands of Scotland. Today there are just five, Auchentoshan, on the outskirts of Glasgow, Bladnoch in Wigtownshire and Glenkinchie in East Lothian, Daftmill in Fife and Ailsa Bay. Throughout Littlemill’s official’ 200 year history, the distillery had many owners but it was in 1992 that the distillery finally ceased production when the then owners went into liquidation. The distillery lay dormant for 12 years when finally on the 4th September 2004, what was reckoned to be Scotland’s third oldest distillery, was destroyed by fire.
The unique and alluring nature of Single Cask releases means we cannot bring you the same delightful elixirs again and again – once the whisky is gone, it’s gone for good. The expressions live as a fragment of the past, never to be repeated.
We invite you to delve into our whisky archives. Explore past releases and bask in amber nostalgia, accompanied with distillery history and tasting notes from Mr. Hart himself.
Hart Brothers can trace their origins in the licensed trade back to the late 19th century when the family were licensed victuallers and publicans in Paisley, the mill town on the outskirts of Glasgow. It was not until 1964 that brothers Iain & Donald Hart incorporated the company as Wine & Spirit Wholesalers and Scotch Whisky Blenders.
Alistair Hart joined the company in 1975 and it was his responsibility as chief blender to source vintage casks of single malt whisky that were not readily available through any specialist whisky shop or online whisky site. Today, we continue to secure special and rare malt and grain whiskies that are further matured and only selected for single cask bottling after careful tasting and consideration.
We always pride ourselves on continuing the spirit of excellence by offering some of the finest single malt scotch whisky available through our selected distributors overseas.
We make sure our customers can best share with us the single malt scotch whisky experience which is why we add nothing to the malt whisky other than the purest water. Today, we pride ourselves on continuing the spirit of excellence by offering some of the finest single malt scotch whisky available through our selected distributors overseas.
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