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[+]