Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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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

  1. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Moritz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Moritz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Interesting Bourbon barrel, a bit atypical. Great interaction of the fruity sweet notes and the present coffee notes. Class filling.
    • Nose
      Total fruit dominates, cinnamon sweet. Intensively also carried by the alcohol. Coffee notes in the direction of espresso.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, sweetie, some caramel. In addition, fruitiness, a touch of bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long, especially coffee notes present. Subtle sweetness, stimulates the salivation.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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 [2016]. 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-

  5. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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)

  6. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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


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