Mannochmore 2010 Cl

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Claxton's (Cl)
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Aug 2020 11:19 pm by Whisky_Alexandra
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.82

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2010 Cl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Mannochmore popped on my radar this year with a bottling from malt of Scotlands that I really liked but missed. So I had to get this one.

    Color: gold
    Texture: a little bit thin
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose starts quite fruity with a classic speyside and sherry refill note. Think about fresh cut grass with pears and apricots, Elderflower and apples.

      For such a young speysider a very good nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Starts out very sweet, clearly apricots and peaches, Pears and a slight oak bitterness
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very well balanced and quite long and sweet. Again a fruitsalad with pears, apricots, Elderflower, sugar, pepper, no bitterness at all. Great finish

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Grape juice

    This Mannochmore was bottled by Claxton’s, Which means it comes in that very typical square bottle that reminds me of perfume instead of whisky. Nevertheless it is a single refill sherry hogshead that yielded almost 300 bottles at cask strength. By the way, this is only my 10th Mannochmore and that in over 4.600 tasted whisky’s. That must mean something.

    The sherry influence is very limited on the nose. I do get some sultanas and maybe even a hint of apricot jelly, but apart from that this is a very creamy nose on butter, pear drops, cake and cookies. It reminds me a bit of Gyproc. Freshly cut grass and icing sugar, imagine that. In the background I get a hint of freshly pressed orange juice. Accessible and good.

    The body is surprisingly light and the malt soft of taste. Orchard fruit (apples, pears and a lost gooseberry), with lots of floral elements. Think rose water and grass. Grape juice with the lost raisin. But this is quite good! It just turns a bit dry.

    The finish is medium long, noted for grapes and ginger and ends with grapefruit and pear drops. It leaves the mouth quite dry, making you reach for a glass of water. It is also only in the finish that you truly feel the alcohol.

    To be honest I thought this was quite good for such a young animal from this – in all honesty – blender’s factory.

  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Altough being a fan of whisky from refill casks, there is the condition that the casks should be good. In this case I'm not that sure about the quality of the cask. It started to give some dry notes without being able to add much to the spirit.

    Don't expect a big sherry influence. This is rather an aperitif whisky than a dessert whisky. The nose is the best part: fresh and clean. In the mouth, it gets a bit tannic without water, so have some water ready to add.
    • Nose
      86 86
      From the colour you wouldn't directly guess that it's an ex-sherry hoggie in which this whisky was matured. After pouring, some typical sherry notes pop up but they vanish quickly. What is left is a friendly, spirit-driven nose. pear drop, icing sugar, freshly cut grass, lemon and some chalk. It doesn't mean that there is no cask influence. This comes in the form of creamy vanilla and orange blossom (or is that the spirit too?)
    • Taste
      84 84
      Quite lean, but with power. Overall it's friendly but it has some tannic grip towards the finale. The taste starts fruity (orchard fruit) and floral (orange blossom, rose water) and herbal (grass), followed by grape pip and ginger. A bone dry Gewürztraminer?
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium, but a bit chemical. Not really in the direction of solvent, more perfumed (ester). It's quite dry (grape pip and ginger powder again) too, altough there is a small combination of sweet/sour to be detected (grapefruit/pear).

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Karstman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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


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