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Mannochmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.67/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB183975
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L1103DQ002
Barcode
5000281024394
Added on
20 May 2021 10:45 pm by maltnmore
Colored

Average value

€ 52.50

3 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2021] Out of curiosity I do a sampling of all new Diageo "Flora & Fauna" series releases. Older bottlings have been of a chequered quality with some highlights (e.g., Mortlach, Dailuaine, Benrinnes or Rosebank) and some sub-standard stuff...

    ...and this new edition belongs to the latter again, just like the Auchoisk and Teaninich. It offers some more impressions than the other two but still this is not what I would call a standard malt quality. Again it seems as if Diageo used a lot of rather exhausted casks to create this batch. So "Where Have All the Good Casks Gone?" (remember Pete Seeger?).
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a (somewhat) better profile than both the Auchroisk and Teaninich but still this is rather sub-standard. Beside the sugary-mashy and bitter wooden impressions there are some fine fresh fruits (green apples) and some hints of honeys. Still this is not impressive but it is worth to take a sniff, at least.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is very sweet mainly on barley sugars with some honey and fruity flavours which enrich the profile nicely, this is much better than both the Auchroisk and Teaninich. Later some spices join in and a shy milk chocolatey impression lurks in the background.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The initial mouthfeel is warming with a noticeable coating effect and some hot peppery moments which are not distracting. The finish is short to medium and adds some more chocolatey notes and a minor drying-astringent feeling towards the end (tannins). Forget about water, it just flattens everything.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    vegetal, earthy, fresh fruit from the orchard, slightly cooked
    honey, a little toasted
    mouth:
    honey, creamy, spicy, very sweet, with fragrant dried herbs
    slight bitterness on the kernel of the almond, watery and creamy sensation, fine spices, a little greasy white chocolate
    final:
    heat on the palate, the spices come back on the front, the bitterness remains, the malt and a sparkling return, quite short in fact.

  3. molpet scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    An OK, middle of the road, 12y inoffensive/safe bourbon matured whisky, with lack of real character. Must be very good for blending.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. tester1277 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Interesting aroma, fruity, fresh, malt, straw, soft and sweet
    • Taste
      soft, dry, woody, spicy
    • Finish
      Quite a long finish, dry, woody and spicy, liquorice

  5. WhiskeyMaster scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    n: fresh & intense, fruit, juicy, green apples, grassy, sour, lemon, kiwi
    t: sweeeeet, fruit, lemon
    a: oak, sweet, bit of nuts, easy sipping

  9. dominikbraun scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    As with the other F&F bottlings (with the exception of the Benrinnes and Glenlossie), Diageo serves barrels from the leftover ramp here. The fact that prices from 42 to a good 50 € are called for this shows that you can still make good money with sucking barrels.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Very light, pure and light-fruity, with a good will one can imagine a touch of honey. Very, very far from spectacular.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Hay, earth and some fruit, which are quickly covered by spices. In contrast to the hs305, I find the Mannochmore not "much better" in taste than the Teaninich, but at least just as flat.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Again short, spicy and just past bubbly.

  10. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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