- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Flora & Fauna
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Oak Cask
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 2:46 pm
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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
- 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
- Easily drinkable Mannochmore.
Citruses, vanilla, honey, waxy fruits, grain and spicy oak.
Oak, vanilla, honey, nougat cream, milk caramel, orange peel and pepper.
Medium length, spicy, oaky.
- 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!
- 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.
An open, moist, raw barrel, malt, light notes of scent, lemon peel, mandarin, mineral tones - clay, stone dust, chalk; wildflowers.
Dense, saturated, woody-creamy, peppery wave, lacquer notes, vanilla.
Spicy, warming, ginger, orange peel, creamy notes, fondant, lemon zest, oak.
- 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.
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.
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.
Rather short, dry, hazelnut crisp, vanilla and some wood.
- 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.
super clean, vanilla, citrus, some orange, peaches, spicy yummy oak notes, more and more sour fresh orange, pineapple, mint,
fresh, tingling, creamy, sweet, mint, lemon with peel, initially light alcoholic stinging but still in the green area, a lot of light oak
Citrus, oak, woody spice, rather short