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Mannochmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.09/100
votes
216
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
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:46 pm

Average value

€ 54.80

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216 × member ratings

529 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 12-year-old

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.09 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 81 points 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.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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!

  3. 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

  4. volker40sw scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Belli700 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. 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.

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