Mannochmore 1977 CA

Overall rating
90.28/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB69640
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
210
Strength
49.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 jun 2015 7:28 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 899.61

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Whisky reviews for Mannochmore 1977 CA

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.28 points.

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very old school, mellow and dignified, soft tropical fruits, cream, ice cream, dried mango,
    • Taste
      Long, banana cream, dried mango, tropical fruits, mint cream, waxy, slightly hot, more herbal and root vegetables.
    • Finish
      Medium, banana cream, mints.

  2. JeanChan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Astrid scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The barrel wood is really well integrated after 37 years. The Old Bottle Flavor is fun. If only it weren't so closed, the aroma profiles are a bit too thin and simple for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      very delicate aromas, vanilla sauce and bananas, honey, caramel which later turns into dark chocolate, finely spicy and slightly dusty oak wood, clove and cinnamon, lots of pear, ripe orange and apricot, a little apple
    • Taste
      82 82
      very soft with honey, apple, dark chocolate, clove and a little pepper as well as ginger, vanilla, apricot
    • Finish
      83 83
      Chocolate with honey, sticky plum and apricot syrup, spicy oak wood, old leather

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice old school Mannochmore. I can getting used to this ;-)
    • Nose
      91 91
      Peaches, Peppers, fresh hay on a summer evening, som scents of marmalade.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Banana, peaches, some Vanilla, some ginger and chili
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long finish, with peaches plums and chili which tickles your tongue.

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Sample from a friend while staying at Ardbeg Seaview Cottages.

    This is by a country mile the oldest Mannochmore ever bottled. In fact the oldest non Cadenhead Mannochmore is 30 years. There’s a very simple explanation for this, which is Mannochmore was only built in 1971. It was built on the grounds of Glenlossie to supply the growing demand of blends. A very cool treat. Perhaps one day we’ll see a 37 year old Loch Dhu as well...

    What surprised me about it is how fresh it was. Not even close to overoaked. Very fresh, bright with a basket of fruits. Tropical, stone, and white fruits. Clover honey, Lychee, soft floral notes, and sharp licorice. Really beautiful stuff. Just a wonderful and memorable dram in great company.

    Edit: I was slipped this blind from a friend and I guessed a much younger Speysider, no question it’s a great dram, but there are only subtle hints of its age. Not a bad thing at all. Really wonderful drop, one to savour for sure.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. el Gato scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Oh so fresh. Apples an red berries. Grassy and some citrus. Some tropical whiffs and a lovely honey profile. Ginger.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Honey. Greener apples now citrus, more towards the bitter end. Pepper. Pine. Very nice and mouthwatering taste.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish some woody notes. Oranges. Still fruity and a bit honeyed

  10. ARDBERG scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Can't really add to hs305 tasting note. The mocha note when chweing the dram was so unexpected and fantastic. The liquorice appears late in the finish and coats the tongue when the dram has already left the building, eh, mouth.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  11. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [October 2017]  Mannochmore is (in)famous for the ridiculous "Loch Dhu" whisky where some stupid Diageo guys added that much caramel to a young spirit until it was black (unfortunately it tasted rather like a liquid licorice stick, disgusting...).  But this does no justice to Mannochmore and I had several nice drams in the past and very few below average only.  This bottling was recommended to me so I bought a bottle for as much as 339 Euro (what usually is too pricey for me).

    Now, that is why I am into whisky!!!  A close-to-perfect maturation of a high-class spirit with an unbelievable complex profile that takes literally hours to explore.  Certainly not suited for all that go for the "ooompf" in their whiskies - but a perfect dram for lovers of delicateness and complexity.  I bought another bottle (it is not often that I state a whisky is worth 300+ Eurobucks)...
    • Nose
      The colour is amber and the texture shows late very slow legs and fat sticky tears (great!). The nose is absolutely adorable on old style whisky aromas (OBFs) that make these old drams so delicious. It is a creamy toffee aroma in a honey/wooden setting with fresh citric and other fruits (apples, pears) and some shy herbs. All nicely balanced and delicate, one to explore for hours (take your time on that!).
    • Taste
      The taste is even better: Lots of different honeys mix with treacle and liquorice to a delicious profile that is imbedded in a firm wooden structure (exactly at the right strength to balance the enormous sweetness). It all rolls in different waves and layers over your taste buds that offer new impressions one after the other (milk chocolate, spices, herbs, even a hint of smoke). Close to perfection!
    • Finish
      The initial mouthfeel is just as the texture promised: greatly coating and warming with no distracting moments. The finish is very long and offers a nice mocha flavour in addition. The woods are now softer than on the palate so all fades out very nicely. No bitter or astringent moments at all (after 37 years!). Really, really good. Some water releases even more aromas and smoothes the wooden flavours (it is worth a try) but nevertheless I like the power of the neat dram more. But if you have more than just a small sample at your hands try it a little reduced as I can imagine that many connoisseurs might like it better that way.

  12. ARDBERG scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead Notes:

    Summer 2015 Small Batch, Another great single cask small batch

    Nose    Fresh and creamy; citrus notes along with malteasers and runny toffee. We know this is going to be an amazing dram just from the nose.Palate    Honey, quite syrupy and lemony. Cedar wood; blood oranges and a box of the finest milk chocolates full of amazing sweet fruitiness. This was well worth the wait.

    Finish    Soft and so very rich and long. Milk chocolate covered biscuits with subtle sweet woody hints. A dram with a rich complexity that deserves to be savoured and never shared ( Yes you can be selfish for once )

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