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Mannochmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.03/100
votes
245
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

€ 57.41

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 12-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.03 points

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. claymore84 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

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