Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Pink gin and green Chartreuse
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
61.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Oct 2016 2:12 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.15

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2003 SMWS 64.83

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: That’s a lot of years in a first-fill cask and as a result there's way more flavour from the cask than the 64.75, with bubblegum, vanilla and the bourbon oak itself the main speakers. Sweetness wise, there's a nutty molasses [SMWS = Brazil nuts], along with wood shavings, plenty of vanilla ice-cream and a touch of chocolate cake - the sponge high-risen and firm.
    T: There's plenty of oak. Still sweet and salivating [with lots of water], but less so than the previous dram with a light bitter=tannic/black tea edge. This time the oak has swallowed the spirit rather than the other way round, but the oak is thankfully reigned. Develops on nutty, vanilla, dry bourbon oak, very much like the nose. Enough water will bring out the malty chew with more of a spicy-spirit character.
    F: Consolidates to a honey-chocolate, malt-putty mass, [light-heat] liquorice<vanilla<bubblegum before the tannins lift significantly. Concludes with dryish, bourbon-sweet, macha-chocolate<vanilla but not before some more salivating barley-spirit action.
    C: For those that have stuck there finger in a globule of oak/sugar-syrup thats weeped from the top of a bourbon cask, this Mannochmore is indicative of that experience. The spirit as done well to reign in 13 years of first-fill oak but good job it was bottled sooner than later. What results is a consolidated [certainly], not totally un-balanced yet certainly cask driven, woody-liquid expression. I reckon the spirit met it’s match here yet hung on right to the end. The youngest one wins today's medal WB.

    Scores a C[+]

  2. mandragoru scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes A delicate, gentle nose – conjuring ripe barley fields in the sunshine, Eccles cakes, candied angelica, vanilla, camomile tea and a long soak in the bath. On the unreduced palate, the inherent fruity sweetness was more than matched by woody bitterness of quinine, sorrel, chilli, pepper and pink gin. The reduced nose was fresher – spring meadows, tinned mandarins and mango and passion-fruit smoothie – a slightly herbal, earthy element presented itself as root beer, celery salt and green Chartreuse. The palate, with water, spoke of garden centres (herbs, gentian) and plum liqueur – sweet, fruity and tasty, but with an undeniable tartness.

    DRINKING TIP: For a long soak in the bath – or as a digestif.


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