Littlemill may be the oldest distillery in
Scotland. It is possible that whisky has been distilled, at
least on the site where Littlemill Distillery now sits, since
the fourteenth century. Any whisky production at this time,
however, was most likely a convenient off-shoot of the brewery
that was in operation on the premises at that time. Records
show that houses were built for excise officers in 1772 which
would date whisky production activity at least to that date.
An annual production of 20,000 gallons was recorded in 1821
when the very first Government survey of whisky production
was conducted. The distillery is quite ideally located at
the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills between road A82 and the
Clyde River between Glasgow and Dumbarton.
17 year old
||Light with hints
of fruit and vanilla.
||Medium with more
viscosity than the eight year-old version of this malt.
cereal and spicy notes.
||Medium in length
with faint notes of honey-like sweetness near the end.