Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
16 years old
61.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
25 Jul 2009 11:17 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 1977 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2016]  ...continuing my CGBP-project (The "Cadenhead Green Bottle Period" lasted from late-1990 until mid-1998 and is characterised by its small size white labels).  I bought this bottle for 88 Euro in March, 2009.

    This one certainly is a swimmer - it needs water to open up (no wonder given its 61% abv).  Without water it is rather closed, uninspiring and hot.  But adding a good measure of water unfolds a real "refill sherry" beauty of the past.  There are some traces of sulphur, but not intimitating and in the end (I never thought I would ever say this) almost enjoyable. The nose is on old style "fat" whisky, probably bottle maturation added a good share of nice flavours.  The sherry is well rounded and not too dominating.  The palate is rich as well and the body is mouth-coating, very nice.  The finish is medium but very enjoyable.  All in all a nice dram to sip during cold winter nights - it keeps you warm and in a good mood.

    But remember:  It is a good swimmer - and it prefers to be drunk at room temperature (or above)...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I agree with hs305 that this does certainly need water and with water there are some really sweet sugary notes that I like, quite thick and chewy with some white fruit notes.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. BXpress scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior


    Quite good actually. A bit of a rocket fuel Whisky but still balanced in a way.
    • Nose
      Slightly pungent but very clean nose. Slightly on glue with a hint of ham and some pleasant apple/pear mix with a vinegary touch. A little bit of honey and lemon. Nothing truly outstanding but very solid.
    • Taste
      Nice, soft lemony arrival. Really needs some water to open up and it does reduce the light oakiness too. There is a nice herbal bitterness in the development with a hint of liquorice. Very sharp later on with a noticeable alcohol bite to it, but it works.
    • Finish
      Medium and drying. Some eucalyptus freshness paired with vanilla. Still sharp though.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I retasted it today and like it even more, would go for 88 points tonight (while the Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Sea Hawks in the NFL play-offs, probably).  There is more of this nice creamy, creme brulee-like flavor that is just adorable...

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Ive been rather impressed with Mannochmore of late, ever since i found a plethora of available and affordable bottles at the SMWS London bar. Lets see how this Cadenhead expression fares. Despite the huge abv its not fierce. Being such a potent malt however, I eventually doused this with water and was suitably rewarded. A pile of oak is equal to the strong barley cereal, vanillas, [pie & crumble] fruits,…. and a hint of sulphur.
    T: Same as on the nose, a plentiful fist-full of desirables, but sulphur for sure - not devastating but certainly distracting. With lots of water however, the sulphur is merely background noise and with time its really not an issue. ‘Working this bottle in’ allows the oily, grainy malt to get to work. Theres a nice mouthfeel before a minty transition moves it from a savoury=sweet to a bitter-green-dry one. Having said that, every sip seems to vary, a bitter+/-sweet wave throughout the transition into the finish.
    F: Oily-spearmint-waxy-maltiness and plenty more dry wood notes. I can still taste the barley spirit till the end though. Soft-bitter, spearmint>fennel<herbal at the death with a touch of Magic Plastic-chocolate - a curious and complex finish, rather fabulous.
    C: Pretty good, another tick for Mannochmore. Its on the finish where it gains most points, and the transition into it. For those who lean to the darker side of the palate.

    Scores a B- [86]

    Further reading: WM84[1]


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