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Overall rating
84.50/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1996
Bottled
04.2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
264
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 May 2012 12:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.51

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27 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 1996 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  I had a tasting sip at a Cadenhead shop several years ago but I took no notes and I cannot remember anything of it - so I am lucky to re-taste a sample tonight.

    The colour is pale straw and the texture shows a small sticky ring at the top of the glass, nothing else.  The nose is rather bold and impressive on all kinds of green things (green grass, green bananas, green apples) that you either like or not - I like it!  There are nice barley sugars and some herbs and spices too, creating a fine balanced mixture.  The dram arrives a little hot in the mouth (no wonder at 56.4% abv) and creates a warming and slightly coating feeling without distracting moments.  The taste is barley sugary sweet with fruity, herbal and spicy flavours in a harmonic wooden setting.  It is not really layered and thus a little simple but very enjoyable.  The finish is of medium length and adds more spices, among them surprisingly a little salty touch.  No distracting bitter or drying moments here either.  Water releases some more aromas and flavours and turns the dram more quaffable while more water drives it out of balance with dominating sweet barley sugars.  I like it best when reduced to about 50% abv.

    This is a fine example of an "easy" malt that is both easy to explore and easy to quaff.  An excellent beginners dram to start your journey into more complex profiles that can be equally enjoyed by experienced malt drinkers...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Sweet at first neat, but then a strong grassy note this is much better with water but not an easy dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity: Apples, banana. Alcohol prominently present. Sweet, honey. And spicy, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Warming, spicy, pepper, cinnamon. fruity, full flavor. Sweet now, caramel / toffee.
    • Finish
      Light pepper, spicy, cinnamon. Heating, quite long, now also some tobacco in the aftertaste.

  7. Willie JJ scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A fine Mannochmore
    • Nose
      Malt concentrate from the home brew shop. Biscuity with vanilla and coconut. A little stewed apples and pears. Water intensifies the cereal notes, but adds some floral.
    • Taste
      Intensely malty and fizzy with sugary sherbet. Cinnamon and sugar with water.
    • Finish
      Sweet spices at full strength. Water gives it even more charm.

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