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Overall rating
82.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A firecracker!
Vintage
02.04.2001
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
64.47
Number of bottles
209
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2013 5:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2001 SMWS 64.47

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose is basic and shows some promise. The palate is all fire and not a lot else, the finish has a little something but nothing great.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Opens with banana skins and dried bananas. A few sprinkles of coconut shows up which is then followed by fresh flowers in a meadow. A little sharpness of new oak appears to round off the nose.
      With a drop of water the nose loses its fruit but gains some unsweetened honey.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Big shot of alcohol attacks the tongue, no flavours arrive for quite some time. Big attack of spice and fire, the name isn’t far off.
      With water some it brings out new oak but not a lot else.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish is quite long with some citrus skins and that new oak.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Mannochmore 2001/2013 12yo SMWS 64.47 [209 bts] 61.2%

    N: Ginger cake, cinnamon, some cream cheese putty and hints of [Packamak] waterproof lining, all good. Plenty of chocolate, muddy fruits & berries [mainly pears preserved in mud, if you will], big vanillas and a huge wood=spirit activity. Alongside its sister [SMWS 64.63], its mainly vanilla malt by comparison.

    T: True to form on delivery and journey, its a rather refined honeyed malt with a consistent yumminess. Thankfully takes water very well and needs too. This means less abv astringency and more chocolate, but it struggles with being peppery and resinous.

    F: A short finish on light & warm. milk chocolate, bentonite clay and not forgetting the almost inevitable vanillas at the death

    C: In the end, not a complex malt but certainly a more than reasonable one. The older sister with two more years on the clock is more superior however.

    Scores a C+

    Mannochmore 2001/2015 14yo SMWS 64.63 [14 bts] 55.2%

    Some background then. After 209 bottles were extracted from a first fill ex-bourbon cask for SMWS bottling 64.47 WB, some whisky was left to maturate  - for a further two years. it transpires. After that time only 14 bottles remained but were deemed worthy of bottling.

    Time well spent’

    N: Some background then. After 209 bottles were extracted from a first fill ex-bourbon cask for SMWS bottling 64.47 WB, some whisky was left to maturate  - for a further two years. it transpires. After that time only 14 bottles remained but were deemed worthy of bottling. On the nose, its very similar to its younger sister but softer - after all the abv is 9% lower for a start, in only two years! This one is more fruity than the maltier younger sibling and in fact its like a classy, no nonsense, single cask bourbon with subtle wood complexities that have developed from that extra maturation time - go figure!
    T: Huge vanilla and peppery attack - thats going back to drinking this neat after finishing the hugely diluted 12yo. With only a little water brings ‘yum’ noises. It then materialises [as on the nose] as a sweet=medicinal bourbon with a fruity development and luscious buttery chocolate mouthful into the finish. More than just bourbon, theres something of a chocolate liqueur=buttered rum toddy experience with some equally prominent privet hedge leafy green notes hitting from the fresher side. Still needs a little more water, but doing so opens it up to more fresh astringency.
    F: Just like a bourbon its gone in a flash with vanilla chocolate notes concluding, but here the former notes from the palate linger wonderfully.
    C: A fascinating side-by-side tasting highlighting the huge improvements that can come from longer maturation, even if it is just for 14 bottles that remained - which meant some serious wood contact in that time. Time well spent.

    Scores a B

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