- Single Malt
- James MacArthur (JM)
- Bottling serie
- Old Master's - Cask Strength Selection
- 59.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 06 Feb 2009 10:45 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 1990 JM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.42 points
- This whisky can have a teaspoon of water, then it is in the right balance.
Brown sugar, peach, pineapple, pear, apples, honey, barley, lime, lemon, grass, flowers, vanilla and butter.
Peach, pineapple, pear, apples, brown sugars, honey, mint, barley, burnt wood, lime, lemon zest and pepper.
Medium, brown sugar, tropical fruit, mint, lime, little nuts and pepper.
- My first manochmore. Powerful and intense, creamy and oily, fruity and wooden, bitter and tart. With these characteristics, the Mannochmore remains in memory for a long time. Interesting, idiosyncratic and somehow delicious in its own way.
Discreetly sweet with a decent bourbon touch, the Mannochmore pours into the nose during the first nosing. The alcohol is immediately very dominant and light in the nose, over time, the malt looks sweeter and fruity. Intense and creamy caramel mixes with fruity citrus fruits, again and again the alcohol stings in the nose. Despite the strong alcohol note the Mannochmore looks sweet and creamy. A hint of vanilla rises from the sweet caramel.
Wow! Strong and intense, the first sip is distributed in the mouth. Fruity notes are immediately mixed with spicy oak, sparkling sharpness sets in. Even the second sip does not change anything. Creamy and oily, the malt runs over the tongue, fruity citrus fruits mix with sweet caramel and oak tones before the alcohol again spreads a slightly peppery pungency. Normally I would miss this malt now, but somehow I like this intense and powerful way.
In the finish, the Mannochmore looks austere and bitter right from the beginning, the peppery heat still dancing on the tongue and distributing a plump warmth. Creamy and oily, butter mixes with intense walnuts and leaves a creamy butternut on the tongue. Oak tones come to the fore again and leave a discreet bitter note in the mouth.
- This is my first manochore. Therefore no references. Without water, the alcohol is far too dominant. With water, the malt is better, but I'm not really warm with him. Can not say why.
The nose has a good dose of alcohol. In addition, however, the typical aromas of a bourbon barrel-matured malts. Nice fresh with caramel and citrus fruits. A bit of oak is still there.
There is also something stormy and wild. After the first sip comes a breath of cowshed. It gets sweeter with water. Butter and toffee are added.
Pretty oily and voluminous on the tongue. Alcohol is not as extreme as you would expect at just under 60%. After a while it makes itself felt. Yes, yes ... with the second sip the alcohol overrides almost everything. It gets a lot milder with water. Then come out vanilla and butterscotch. In addition a very slight spiciness, before the alcohol builds up again too much.
A neat, bitter-spicy note. The oak presses again. With water a medium-long, interesting finish. Seasoning, oak, vanilla. Alltogether.