Littlemill has a big history, with a lot of evidence to suggest that it was the first licensed whisky distillery. The records tell us that King Geroge III granted a distillation licence to Robert Muir of Littlemiln in 1773. Some people even think that illegal distilling may have been happening as far back as the 14th century! It’s had a bit of an up and down history over the years, and sadly it closed its doors for the last time in the 1990s. And if that wasn’t enough of a full stop in the Littlemill story, the remaining mothballed building burnt down in 2004. The good news is there is some remaining stock now lovingly cared for by Loch Lomond. Littlemill 21 Years Old Hart Brothers Finest Collection Port Pipe 1992 comes from the very end of Littlemill’s life. It was aged for 21 years and finished in a first fill port pipe before being bottled up by Hart Brothers. It has a nose of plum, cherry, orange and caramel. The palate shows red berries, some floral notes, wood and orange. The finish is long with dark chocolate and honey.