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Mannochmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.16/100
votes
199
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

€ 57,10

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484 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 12-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.16 points

  1. 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

  2. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Belli700 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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

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