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Mannochmore Loch Dhu

Overall rating
49.80/100
votes
148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Black Whisky
Bottled
2000
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5000281010151
Added on
10 Apr 2010 1:06 am
Colored

Average value

€ 236,76

12 × in wishlist

148 × member ratings

310 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore Loch Dhu

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 49.80 points

  1. ibenja scored this whisky 3 points Member Junior

     The worst whisky I have ever tasted. Is it whisky or diluted asphalt matured in truck tyres casks? I trew it in da loo after the first (and only!) tentative to taste it. Nearly perfect masochist choice, so disgusting that it almost worth a try.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted in the evening.

    Burnt coffee, meat broth not tasty (umami, but not umami, what), fat, dull, soy sauce. Final ... tenacious (like a task).

    It's not ... very good. It's ... not really whisky.

    But I laughed so much, to see the head of my friends seeing my head to taste it, and I was so happy to be able to taste this "legendary" drink, that it will remain a good memory anyway.

    Enthusiasm 3/5 (for the fun)

    Whisky n ° 2044

  3. Foamy scored this whisky 44 points Member Senior

    I tried this one on 2 occasions, with months between.
    Just to be sure I didn't make a mistake the first time, because I couldn't believe my own tastin notes ... Well ... the second time confirmed the first notes.
    ink, oyster sauce (but worse).
    I don’t like it because I think there’s nothing to like in this over caramelized salty soapy dirty … buurrrppss

    foaming vomit ... that's what this shit is.
    The bottlers should be called : 'The Tasteless Bastards'

  4. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 49 points Member Senior

    A bottle famous for its funky and unpleasant taste...I will try my best to stay objective with this review.

    On the nose, Chinese medicine, herbal tea, watered down coffee, and gamey. Well the nose does match up with the colour of the liquid...

    On the palate, dry sherry?! At this point I am quite confused...do I taste plant-based medicine with dry sherry?! There are also hints of forced sweetness...horribly made hard candies? Soy sauce is also present. With time, sour plums and old raisins come out...this is making my stomach feel unwell...oh no...

    The finish is unfortunately medium with cheap coffee and boiled vegetables.

    Does this whisky deserve to be known as the 'worst whisky of all time'? I have no idea as I have not had my fair share of bad whisky experiences. However, is this whisky drinkable? Barely.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 40 points Expert Senior

    The nose is ok. But in the mouth it's really unpleasant.
    Note that the caramel tint completely the glass and must be washed a good dozen times after drinking this whisky. Plan a good decision.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Floral nose. Licorice. Pot pourri
      It is quite correct.
    • Taste
      20 20
      In the mouth, this is where the dram begins ... it's bland. Water. Perfume, soap, tire. Only pleasure.
    • Finish
      20 20
      Final on the perfume and .... we do not care we want to spit.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 50 points Connoisseur

    Wow, that's really horrible. The nose is still alright, but the others ...
    • Nose
      Plum, raisin and caramel. Bitter liquors, herbals and rubber.
    • Taste
      Bitter, lot of oak, salt, celery, horseradish, soy sauce, coffee and soup cube.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, bitter, acidic.

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    It gets better (or less evil) when letting it rest in your glass for more than an hour. Quite an experience to taste this whisky.
    • Nose
      It coats to the glass like syrup and sticks for ages. Directly after pouring: plasticine, rubber, burnt tyre, extreme harsh balsamic vinegar, and bitter herbs. Some dried fruit can be detected, but from a far, far distance. Maple syrup, marmite.

      Time heals: it gets better after one hour or so, with more influence of maturation in sherry casks (PX?). Yet, it still smells chemical and burnt.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dried fruits, plums, dates, raisins, but punchy and sour like balsamic acid (not a good one). It's extremely woody, like chewing oak.
    • Finish
      Burnt caramel, balsamic acid with added sugar, meat gravy, oak staves. It's all very drying. 

  8. WhiskyKravitz scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    While this is indeed bad bad bad, it's not a Bottom 5 whisky for me.  But it's still bad bad bad, Plan 9 From Outer Space bad.  (Rating: 45)

    http://thekrav.blogspot.com/2014/12/hello-loch-dhu-and-cu-dhub-goodbye-2014.html
    • Nose
      Burnt prunes. Burnt raisins. But mostly, burnt caramel. Then Worcestershire sauce intermingling with Kikkoman's regular soy sauce. Fresh celery, carpet, shredded wheat nuggets, and old library books. It's somewhat fungal, like foot fungus.
    • Taste
      Burnt coffee, and lots of it. Cardboard, or like licking a whisky label. Horseradish and dirt. It's so chemically, like someone tried to make a diet salty coffee soda syrup then gave up, added new make, and called it whisky. Bitterness. Sadness.
    • Finish
      It's still coffee-ish, but with ammonia. Acrid boiled collard greens.

  9. DavidH. scored this whisky 43 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
      Nose is quite ok though
    • Taste
      50 50
      Very very weird taste, fades away real quickly and it sits on the back of the tonque with a real strange layer of taste, like soap
    • Finish
      10 10
      Bitterness with soap and something rotten punches you in the face

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    a classic famous for its notes and texture:
    on the nose, nice, very marked by caramel, oily nuts and ashes, after it is singular: caramel cooked, licorice, wood chips, a little toasted or grilled and it remains under the tongue, the Final is simple but you must actually wash the glass with plenty of water.

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