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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 1994 GM
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 points
- golden amber to the eye. sweet floral/cream soda with lots of menthol/mint. apples stewed dried fruits. long finish
- easy drinking, clean, approachable, not very complex but nothing offensive
creamy apples, light oranges, butter, light sherry, spices, white wood, stewed fruits, grains, guava (sweet and sour notes)
sweet stewed fruits, light texture, cinnamon, marzipan, light butter, sweet sherry, herbs, hints of sour
medium, butter, marzipan, light fruits, oranges, sherry funk, grain sweetness, waxy cardboard light sherry at the back followed by light creamy fruits with a hint of sourness and very light wood bitterness
- Very very good
Straw honey pears hint smoke Apricots
Some spice initially - hints of chilli warmth. Sweet with a hint of fresh herbal influences.
Long and warming.
- Very good whisky. Get a bottle while you still can. It is improving after opening the bottle. 88/89
- [January, 2015] Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 57 Euro in December, 2014.
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5. My notes state a nicely balanced and delicate modern style sherry profile that is quite delicious. Easy drinking stuff...
Rich – sherry driven – but it carves its own unique niche. Just how many different
Sherry types can you get? Amontillado? / fino? with lighter fruit notes then
something fleeting, but intensely sweet. The richness gives an impression of Rum
essence? Over ripe bananas, praline? Oak spices bring up the rear and begin to
assert as the whisky opens and oxidises. A subtle flurry of desiccated coconut sits within
the perfectly balanced oak and barley. Taste: fresh, clean, sweet and dry/
bitter – touch of black pepper heat hits the sides of the tongue and reminds you it's 46%. An honest grown up
whisky. This is seriously good stuff. More Oak spice in the finish which lingers and lingers... There's a refreshing absence of damp wood/ dunnage notes in this one. The refill sherry hogs have done a great
job adding spice and a dousing of sherry whilst letting the age rounded malt
still have a voice after 20 years in the wood! ….Ooeerrr!!! 95.5pts might be a
touch generous (Jim Murray) but it certainly gets a 90 from me. This could rise as the bottle is worked and breathes...
(see Ralfy review 627 for a great explanation of why 20yr old refill sherry casks can be so good!)