Overall rating
87.65/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB149289
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
18.07.2003
Bottled
08.07.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
16603301
Number of bottles
337
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 19/112
Barcode
5020613074293
Added on
17 feb 2020 1:32 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.40

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Whisky reviews for Mannochmore 2003 GM

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.65 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice powerful and fruity whisky, typical red fruits, not too complex but pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very full and fruity, quite some alcohol, spices, curry, prunes, berries. A far touch of smokiness, coffee.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite some power, pepper. Red fruits, berries. Full body. Some floral notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More smooth now, red fruits, berries. A touch of bitterness, pretty long finish, warming.

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  3. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Remu scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good Sherry cask whisky
    Chocolate alternates with dried fruit
    It's a good experience
    • Nose
      85 85
      Incense, spices, chocolate, dried fruit, honey
    • Taste
      86 86
      The mouth is full of dried fruit, chocolate, slightly sour, fresh juice, coffee
    • Finish
      85 85
      Generally short, sweet, slightly spiced, malted sweet

  5. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 79 points Photo Moderator

    I don't like the leathery and sulphury notes
    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla, marzipan, butterscotch, pepper, nuts, leafy hint, green fruits, raw vegetables
    • Taste
      79 79
      Punchy, leafy, wet hay, earthy, more vegetables, little sweetness, leathery, hint of sulphur
    • Finish
      75 75
      Long, burning, water needed

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    spices, toffee, leather, red fruits, nuts, white pepper, orange, very decent

  8. leeho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. leeho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Steven79 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Salad Mix

    Mannochmore is somewhat unknown, don’t you agree? Some might remember it from the famous – or infamous, I should say – black whisky Loch Dhu, which is quite undrinkable but a collectors’ item nonetheless. The distillery was built on the same grounds as the equally unknown Glenlossie distillery. Both have only a few official releases out. When checking my list, this is only the 8th Mannochmore I have tasted. It’s a first fill sherry cask that G&M bottled at cask strength.

    Aha! Great nose on chocolate with praline filling. Salad mix (dried tomatoes, celery and quite a bit of salt), orange juice, hazelnuts, sultanas and Quality Street’s big round caramel candy. I find it inviting and pretty good. The fact that the alcohol does not numb the nose is an absolute plus.

    The arrival is quite sturdy. Pretty spicy and immediately drying. The fruit struggles to shine through, but the caramel has no such troubles. On the palate it also shows a lovely umami side. Quite meaty if you can say that of a malt. Pine nuts? The alcohol is perfectly integrated. A malt with balls.

    The finish is long on a handful of nuts drenched in honey.

    Another pretty impressive Mannochmore.

  12. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What an incredibly cool nose! Very old school, even with a certain "old bottling flavor" although bottled in 2019. Old, beautifully matured Fino Sherry; wine cellar; surprisingly a lot of honey; Someone wrote "Marmite" and I'll go with them; in the background cherry juice, light raisins and a nut mix. No sulphur, although slightly musty. Very complex and is in clear contrast to the modern sherry-aged malts, where a - young - sherry is far too much in the foreground.

    Palate: Peppery, at once meaty and dry nutty, with spicy honey and marmite. I also have associations with sucked-out grape skins. Delicious and old-school, but also a bit special.

    Finish: Very on the nutty side, like you've just eaten a whole packet of nuts and almonds; sweet honey is added and a Trockenbeerenauslese wine.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  17. dramspotter scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not a great whisky for me; it is certainly interesting but it is not a style I would find myself drinking.
    • Nose
      yeast, marmite and some Oloroso
    • Taste
      dry and heavy
    • Finish
      medium; with tar

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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