Littlemill 1991 (bottled 2015) Lot No. RO/16/02 - Rare Old by Gordon & MacPhail (70cl, 46%) ***sold***
Discontinued in the spring of 2018 and replaced with the decadently revamped Private Collection range, Rare Old was the former premium range from Gordon & MacPhail. It was intended to showcase Scotland's legendary closed distilleries, as well as some of their oldest and finest stocks from those still in operation.
A rare bottling of Littlemill single malt! This was distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail for their Rare Old range. Littlemill is no more, with the production halting in 1992 and portions of the distillery being demolished over the years.
Littlemill was one of Scotland's oldest distilleries in its time, with distilling rumoured to have taken place there as far back as the late 18th century. It has a turbulent history of ownership changes and mothballings, as well as briefly experimenting with producing a lightly and heavily peated single malt as well, called Dunglass and Dumbuck, respectively. Barton Brands, the owners at the time, called a halt to these in 1971 however. The distillery closed again for a time in the 1980s, with its still falling silent for the final time in 1994. The distillery buildings were then lost in a fire in 1996, bringing an end to the its tumultuous story.