Overall rating
Single Malt
Campbeltown Whisky Company Ltd. (CWCL)
Bottling serie
Watt Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Two hogsheads finished for 3 months in Brandy
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Sep 2020 9:03 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 69.62

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43 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2008 CWCL

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.94 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's good and enjoyable and the cask probably elevated the whisky, but I suppose we'll never know.
    • Nose
      A touch of Calvados and red apple skin at first, followed by old oak, hints of sultanas and even some honey. Finally a hint of Grand Marnier and grape husk.
    • Taste
      Nice creamy mouthfeel. Sweet notes of dark caramel and fudge, but also freshly cut apple parts sprinkled with brown sugar. Some soft spices and orange peel round things out.
    • Finish
      Cracked black peppercorns, citrus and a touch of chalk.

  2. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    Mark Watt recently launched his own whisky brand, the wonderfully alliterating What Whisky. The first release included, among other, this young Mannochmore, a vatting of two hogsheads that were finished for three months on a brandy cask.

    I smell apple sauce on steroids, peach, sultanas, honey and green grapes. Blind, I might have called this cognac, which means to me that it must have been a very active cask in which this malt was allowed to be finished.

    Wonderfully soft mouthfeel, but immediately quite feisty on fresh ginger and a truckload of pepper. Nicely creamy though. The feeling of cognac returns quickly in the shape of baked apples sprinkled with brown sugar, a hint of caramel and toffee, and a big portion of nuts and something of caramelised orange peel.

    Wonderfully long finish, honey sweet, with an uppercut of citrus and pepper that makes you gasp for breath.

    Very good. The cast has given this Mannochmore a beautiful extra dimension. You would almost think that my namesake knows what he's doing – just kidding Mark!

  4. honerkamp scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Citrus and ginger on the palate, maybe a little apple?

  5. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Ostfriese scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      Slightly tart apples, limes and grapefruit. Heather, forest honey and hops accompanied by the smell of fresh hay.
    • Taste
      Slightly malty, dry. Dried herbs, apples and strong citrus aromas with a light vanilla note in the background.
    • Finish
      Still dry and the sour notes are still very present. Limes and apples, while milk coffee can be seen in the background

  7. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The cask is a bit too overwhelming...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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