Built in Bowling in West Dunbartonshire in 1772, Littlemill is Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery. After passing through various owners’ hands it was eventually bought by the independent distiller and blender Loch Lomond Group in 1994. Unfortunately the distillery was destroyed by fire in 2004, becoming one of the infamous “lost distilleries”. This has Littlemill whisky extremely sought-after both in cask and bottle.

The last remaining casks which are marketed as ’the last precious drops’ were then sold in 2015 and in 2017, retailing at £2,000 to £2,250 per bottle. The first one in 2015 was of 1,500 bottles whilst the 2017 one was only 500 bottles. Both promptly sold out.

A sell-out 40 Year Old was released in 2018 which carried a retail price point of £6,000 and only yielded 250 bottles globally. Littlemill release just a few hundred of their own bottlings annually.