Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Calming and charming
Stated Age
11 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Aug 2017 8:11 am by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.43

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2005 SMWS 64.94

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is how a good, young bourbon barrel must taste, great whisky and not just for the summer, brings you really directly to a nice bar somewhere on the coast on the terrace with a champagne and pear drink. Delicious.
    • Nose
      Interesting nose, so behave at first, a very special blend of pear juice and flowery, with almonds, white chocolate, peach, white wine, vanilla, white sugar, something like Nivea, fresh hand cream, a little sour raspberries in between
    • Taste
      Peach comes up at first, actually reminds me of a high-quality, old peach spirit from France that stands here, apricot, beautiful pear, white wine, champagne, white sugar, fresh lip balm, tart raspberries, vanilla, marzipan, a hint of cinnamon, light tobacco, Esther notes, some nutmeg and white pepper at the back
    • Finish
      White wine, light grapes, marzipan and green tea, in addition the pear and green apple now, nice mixture of acidity, a little bitterness, sweetness, etc., medium long

  2. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Mannochmore 2005 SMWS 64.94 WID: 100019
    11 years refill ex-bourbon barrel

    Nose: subtle and floral, perfume, pirsich, fructose, a hint of vanilla

    Taste: Peach, fruit brandy, citrus notes, slightly creamy, pear, soft but voluminous, subtle malty sweetness

    Finish: slight bitterness, medium length, white wine mouse, pear nectar, clothes the mouth

    Conclusion: interesting summer whisky, which can be very subtle and closed. It is fun to experiment with some water and it opens new facets. But I think that I have to spend a few evenings with this colleague.

  3. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      a little vanilla, honey, fruit candy, light citrus notes,
      green apple & pear.
      With some water:
      Mint, peach & perfume notes are added.
    • Taste
      87 87
      first sweet fruit candy and some pepper.
      sweet pear, apple.
      With water then light citrus notes are added.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, with some sweetness, a bit bitter oak.
      Apple and vanilla.

  4. Ra_Di scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    We found the nose quite calming, with its gentle fruitiness (pear orchards in summer), subtle perfumes (hand cream, lip balm, talc) cocoa powder and vanilla custard slice. The palate was unexpectedly deep and intense – with pear, peach and raspberry jam fruitiness, salted caramel chocolate and manzanilla, then light cumin and fenugreek on the finish. The nose became even more inviting with water – jelly babies, orange blossom and magnolia, creamy vanilla and after dinner mints, with little hints of tobacco and pepper trailing behind. The reduced palate was sweeter, charming and very easy-drinking – juicy pear, peppered strawberries and fruit-flavoured churchwarden pipe tobacco.


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