Mannochmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.22/100
votes
325
Whiskybase ID
WB619
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
White Cap / Wooden box
Added on
27 oct 2007 2:46 pm

Average value

€ 55.94

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Whisky reviews for Mannochmore 12-year-old

42 users have left 47 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.22 points.

  1. Spoerkel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 81pts – |80 – 82 (B-) → Okay| — No major flaws, worth tasting.

  3. sengaia scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This has a great nose full of yellow fruits, lemons, and a little smoke. The palate is simpler but adds mineral notes. There finish is short on vanilla and oak.

    This is pleasing without being surprising, I can imagine this being a blender’s dream. As a single malt drinker I would prefer something less generic but also appreciate a well made malt which this definitely is.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Mannochmore 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna 43% Aroma is oaky vanilla sawdust touch of custard. Slight perfume. Taste is salty, sawdust, spicy with a touch of smoke. Spicy bitter oak. Bitter old oak. It's a decent enough whisky ... seems like a slightly rough spirit that's been matched by some equally rough oak. Ok stuff. Nice nose but taste is a bit rough for abv. I feel like they did their best with a rough spirit here by matching it with bitter oak. The combination somehow works but it's not great 3.15/75

  5. jkswift scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Very noise fruity nose with oranges, apples and peaches.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lemon fruit juice
    • Finish
      85 85
      A bit short and simple

  6. DrunkDude scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Grassy earthy, waxy, some green apples. 83
    • Taste
      83 83
      Lemon sour, green apple sweet, silent peated, some citrus peel. 83
    • Finish
      82 82
      Liqorice, citrus bitterness. Herbal honey 82

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-04-2019 at "Dalwhinnie Distillery".

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  10. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Well, that. A malt about the aftertaste, which after a fairly basic taste and aroma breaks well and lasts a long time.
    • Nose
      Mash, salty herring, lemon, apple jam, vanilla, a wet piece of wood, a drink duchess, a little honey and different spices.
    • Taste
      Barely sweet, tart tannin, astringent, a little bit bitter. Lemon, hay, spicy wood, vanilla, bite spices and ginger.
    • Finish
      Powerful, long, fairly simple, warming. Tolerance of wood, pears, honey, a little creaminess and pepper.

  11. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Easily drinkable Mannochmore.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Citruses, vanilla, honey, waxy fruits, grain and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oak, vanilla, honey, nougat cream, milk caramel, orange peel and pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length, spicy, oaky.

  14. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A hidden gem. Really nice mixture of:
    1) fresh, apéritif-style aromas (lemon sherbet, orchard fruits, a sprinkling of white pepper and tannic oak to keep things dry);
    2) a mineral flintiness that you get from mineral-rich spring waters or certain dry white wines, especially Rieslings, with notes of gravel, limestone, and chalk;
    3) a shy, but perceptible waft of smoke (less ppm that, say Springbank or Talisker; instead, roughly in the neighborhood of the peatier Dalwhinnies and the new Kilkerrans).

    And that's the nose alone. On the - initially rather sweet - palate, tropical fruits (especially melons, but also guavas) join the parade, while the smoke gains in strength with each passing second without ever becoming truly prominent. The mineral aspect remains, comfortably co-existing with a fruity juiciness. I find this really artful and nifty. Not a lot of oak throughout, except for some tingling tannins at the death (there was more oak on the nose), but you still get the sense that this was bottled not a moment too early or too late. Twelve years really seems about right here. If I had this blind, I would probably estimate around 15 years of age.

    Okay, so the finish may be decent but not exactly spectacular. But everything that comes before that is really a pleasant surprise, and I would happily pay 40-45 € for a bottle. This is a light, summer-style apéritif whisky with a mineralic, coal-smoky twist, and that makes it really special in my opinion. Gotta check out more Mannochmore(s), I guess!

  15. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice oak-floral speysider with mineral influence, a sufficiently developed aroma, good density and saturation for a commercial fortress, very lively and cheerful whisky, in style resembles Klineish without honey-wax notes.
    • Nose
      An open, moist, raw barrel, malt, light notes of scent, lemon peel, mandarin, mineral tones - clay, stone dust, chalk; wildflowers.
    • Taste
      Dense, saturated, woody-creamy, peppery wave, lacquer notes, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, ginger, orange peel, creamy notes, fondant, lemon zest, oak.

  16. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nice summer whisky, which you can so well wegsüppeln on the side. It will not hurt anybody who did not have anything to do with whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh and light with lots of vanilla and a fine grain note. Mild honey, pear compote. Behind it comes Ahoi-Brause in the flavor orange.
    • Taste
      Nutty and less fruity at the beginning than in the nose. Milk coffee, honey, vanilla, fresh wood. Then the pears come out of the nose, the sweetness cushioned by mild spices.
    • Finish
      Rather short, dry, hazelnut crisp, vanilla and some wood.

  18. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It is good for its price - especially in the nose so fresh and fruity yet ripe and round, on the palate does not hold the level, but the nose is just amazing for this price range.
    • Nose
      super clean, vanilla, citrus, some orange, peaches, spicy yummy oak notes, more and more sour fresh orange, pineapple, mint,
    • Taste
      fresh, tingling, creamy, sweet, mint, lemon with peel, initially light alcoholic stinging but still in the green area, a lot of light oak
    • Finish
      Citrus, oak, woody spice, rather short

  20. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    C: Very representative of the distillery, albeit softened and presentable.

    Scores a C[+]

  21. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fruit in the smell, burst of tropical fruit in taste. In the reverberation, it slowly dries out and woody tones begin to emerge in combination with fine spiciness. It's not bad at all

  22. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately that was the last remnant. Should one get it again ...
    • Nose
      Very pleasant aroma, cereal fields, spicy grasses. But also some vanilla.
    • Taste
      Similar in taste. He is light and spicy.
    • Finish
      In the finish quite long.

  23. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  24. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  25. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    at the beginning there is a lot of fruit, sweet, candy, nearly an impression of sherry but that changes with time to a fresh vanilla bourbon sweetness. on the palate there are a lot of spices, pepper, a little grassy, finish is all right not overly long. lovley stuff for reasonable price
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  26. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, I think the very sympathetic, just whisky, 12 years, no frills, Bourbon keg (I suppose), strong, full of character. Over € 50 for a 12-year (quasi) standard is already a lot of money, but I feel that in the case not inappropriate, the whisky is just fine.
    • Nose
      fresh, open, intense, first the fruity component appears - apple, pear compote, a hint of banana, vanilla, slightly sour, then cereals are added, fresh hay, some nutmeg
    • Taste
      Jelly banana with chocolate coating, nut nougat cream, some hay, the longer in the mouth, the more peppery and bitter chocolate
    • Finish
      short dark chocolate, then 'pepper' for quite a while and finally some liquorice sounds after

  27. Helgo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  28. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  30. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Overall, not so much taste (intensity), but not a bad whisky. However, strong alcohol taste.
    • Nose
      A tender smell, not much intensity but pleasant. Fresh, young and bright apple and pear. Fine vanilla and hints of muscat. Cut grass.
    • Taste
      Dilute initial, taste builts up more and more, quite strong alcohol for only 43 Vol.%. Sweet vanilla and apple again (hints of orange?) with toasted hazelnuts. Some intersting herbs (cardamom, muscat, clove, some winter spices maybe).
    • Finish
      Short, bitter finally, a little bit like dry earth. The taste of orange and lime peel (also bitter but fruity in addition).

  31. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  32. squaadgras scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  33. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  34. Laga93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  35. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Colour:

    White wine

    Smell:

    A delicate, fresh, fragrant and well balanced whisky with aroma’s of soft malt, grains, redcurrant, hay, caramel, fresh backed cake, subtle toffee, icing sugar, red apples, pear drops, caramelized pineapple, hint to laurel, aniseed, hint of cumin seeds, hint of mint and floral tones (roses and some honeysuckle).

    Taste:

    A light, fresh, a bit flat but balanced whisky with aroma’s of malt, cereals, white pepper, stem ginger, floral tones (honeysuckle), lime, grass, a hint of mint, caramel, acacia honey, pineapple, apricot, apple, pear, vanilla and a subtle tone of licorice root.

    Finish:

    A medium long and slightly drying finish with aroma’s of subtle citrus, soft oak, mild tannins, cereals and a hint of almonds.

    Conclusion:

    It’s quite a surprising and satisfying dram. Nothing really stands out and nothing offending either. It’s a well balanced dram with a charmingly light character. in my opinion a single malt that can introduce someone into the wondrous world of whisky.

    Marks:

    8.0/10

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-342-mannochmore-12-year/

  36. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fragrant and fresh. Malty with a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied. Intense barley, oaky, fruity.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and oak, with increasing sweetness.

  37. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sample of a bottle with bottle code L2328. The nose is pretty good, but it goes down from there.
    • Nose
      Apricot, honey, citrus, vanilla, fig, plum, caramel, straw, grass and a floral touch. Very fragrant for its low ABV. Something sour that I don't like as well though, artichoke on vinegar I'd say.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, honey, lime, fig, plum, apple, apricot, caramel and a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Lime, caramel, honey, vanilla, fig, plum, apple, almond and again a little pepper.

  38. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  39. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Delicate, wild roses, mint
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet, grassy, mint, vanilla, liquorice
    • Finish
      Medium long, almonds

  40. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Medium long and somehow really delicious.
    • Nose
      Sweet grapes, a touch of nut, a little honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Bitter, sweet, some mint, floral.
    • Finish
      Some chocolate and cocoa.

  41. Furtia scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  42. Willie JJ scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A nice session dram in my opinion
    • Nose
      Very grassy and floral, with hints of sour plums and gooseberries.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, tobacco and sherry, bursting into fruity sherbet. Nice.
    • Finish
      Sparkly and fun.

  43. Master Quill scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Score for a bottle from 1994

  44. Kostik scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Typically the kind of speysides I do not like: too bitter for me, I do not detect much and take no pleasure in drinking.
    • Nose
      Fruity and lively, immediately on the peach then, after aeration, on the melon. A lot of bitterness and a hint of iodine.
    • Taste
      A little alcoholic, grass, hazelnut, malt. Fills the palate well.
    • Finish
      In the continuity of the mouth, bitter.

  45. Feusi scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    After changing to fresh vanilla malty sweetness in the aroma. The taste is fresh and honey, slightly bitter sweet. Warm, long finish of a slightly bitter drought ends.

  46. aprager scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Strawberries, vanilla, shortbread and some fruits
    • Taste
      Quite sweet, with candied fruits and lots of malt
    • Finish
      Medium with some sour lime notes at the end

  47. SilentStill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    a nice malt, which arrives neatly in the nose and mouth and disappoints on departure, but certainly this is also due to the increased consumption of CS with me.
    • Nose
      beautiful citrus notes, but also other, darker fruits, but all come very fresh, get attention in the nose, the already mentioned by Dirk marzipan comes through, but always slightly overflown by the fruits. Almost a fruity-candied marzipan bread: up :. Occasionally, the wood sounds a bit, but fits in quite well with the overall picture.
    • Taste
      my first impression is towards heavier white wine, a pleasant spiciness (43%, of course), a soft chocolate sweetie (more with less cocoa) and some cinnamon spread in the mouth.
    • Finish
      rather short, quite malty and also a bit thin

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