- Single Malt
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Mango in a rum spiced syrup
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 59.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Sep 2016 8:26 am by holborndrinker
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3 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2002 SMWS 64.79
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points
- Interesting Bourbon barrel, a bit atypical. Great interaction of the fruity sweet notes and the present coffee notes. Class filling.
Total fruit dominates, cinnamon sweet. Intensively also carried by the alcohol. Coffee notes in the direction of espresso.
Chocolate, sweetie, some caramel. In addition, fruitiness, a touch of bitterness.
Long, especially coffee notes present. Subtle sweetness, stimulates the salivation.
N: So very Mannochmore, firm and confident honey malt, strong and solid like a blade of steel however with these wonderfully assured summery fruit notes, almost floral but with a decidedly [floral, honeyed] cereal base.
T: It's a first fill 11yo so water is very much anticipated. Honey malt, somewhat sweet then accompanied by green savoury mash. I get the pineapple [SMWS], less so the mango as it's the honeyed wood then some dry, oozing creaminess that grabs my attention.
F: Firm cask leanings coupled with that robust Mannochmore spirit, this one gets me blowing my cheeks out a bit - not in a rocket fuel kind of way, more out of exhilaration. Both cask and spirit make a charge for the finish line - yeah as I said, exhilarating. The fruity-honeyed start ends with vanilla-cream and dry oak [a little green in places]. It’s barley water roots are never far away.
C: So very indicative of Mannochmore at least in my humble opinion, this is only my seventeenth . One thing that all those Mannochmore's I've tried have in common is you know where you stand with them, there's no funny business, no wacky voodoo, no experiments. A whisky for those who like things straight up perhaps? - without bells or whistles. That’s what i get from Mannochmore and with this one, every mouthful is a pleasure, a firm, steadfast pleasure and there's consistency across the independent bottlers too. Serge WF captures brilliantly the essence of Mannochmore in his review of a 1997 19yo Cadenhead [on 7th Sept 2016]: “Superb! It’s not complicated, it’s simple, it’s straight, it’s ultra-clean. …..and it’s full of barley this is malt whisky. No peat, no sherry, and little oak. Malt”
Scores a B-
- Costs in the "Perfect day Pair" ( https://www.smws.com/september-pair ) together with the 9,107,129 GBP (about 152 €, Sep. 2016)
The 9,107 is also offered individually for 94,40 GBP (about 111 €, Sep 2016)
- SMWS Tasting Notes
Colour: Peachy lemon
Flavour profile: Juicy, oak & vanilla
As the initial aroma crept from the glass, we imagined a
unique fruit bowl crafted from the staves of an ex-bourbon barrel. The charred
bowl was filled with sweet peaches and zesty lemons. There was a sweet
chalkiness (powdered sugar), and roasted pineapple with a caramel sauce. The
pineapple spilled over into the taste, along with mango in a rum spiced syrup.
With water we found oak shavings (from the creation of the fruit bowl?), new
pencil cases and tempting red apples. The taste was now dessert all the way
with unctuous set vanilla custard and tart berry coulis in the finish.
Drinking tip: For sweet-toothed satisfaction