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Overall rating
89.43/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB181447
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
31.05.1993
Bottled
22.02.2021
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
6730
Number of bottles
525
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 21/057
Barcode
5020613084162
Added on
14 Apr 2021 11:27 pm by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300.78

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10 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 1993 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For 27 years, there is not a whole lot of integration between cask and spirit here. Perhaps a reracking / finishing rather than full-term maturation?
    If you're just looking for a lot of sherry aroma/flavor, this certainly delivers – but then why spend so much money on an old bottling? You can easily get the same experience in younger, but equally heavily sherried whiskies.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Mocha, chocolate, cherry, amaretti, tobacco, leather, hazelnut, aromatic old wood.
      A typical "nineties sherry" nose, but I get neither that this is 27-year-old nor that it's a Mannochmore.
      My guess is that this would've fared better as a refill bottling with more space for distillate and wood and less of a focus on the seasoning sherry.
      More time in the glass allows more oak aromas to come through, which is to its benefit (nearing 89 points after about 20 mins).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Had I tasted this blind, I might've estimated the ABV to be even higher. Pretty prickly, even slightly sharp. Quite some spicy oak. Again lots of coffee and leather, with more of a dried-fruit theme now. More acidity and cooling menthol than the nose had me assume. Not really what I have in mind when I imagine 27 years of full-term sherry maturation. Not all that complex, and too brash for my taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Clove, tobacco, leather, dark chocolate, ristretto. Perhaps an idea of wood smoke after about 5-10 minutes.
      Long, obviously.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity-sweet sherry nose; in addition pleasantly bitter wood notes in the background as a counterpoint; Red fruits; Cherries; Orange notes towards blood orange; Plums; blackcurrant; Spices
    • Taste
      88 88
      full bodied; sweet and spicy; dark berry fruits; Spices; Bitter chocolate; nice, pleasant bitter-tart oak notes
    • Finish
      90 90
      long; spicy; tender fruit; beautiful leather notes settle in the mouth; Dark chocolate; pleasant bitter-tart oak notes; great finish

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