Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Feast of Fruits
Stated Age
12 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.8 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2016 9:12 am by WhiskyLovingPianist
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 2003 SMWS 64.75

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points

  1. RichardMayston scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    • Taste
      1st fill ex-bourbon 12yo

      Simple vanilla 

  2. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strawberries. Shampoo. Banana. Dry hay. Wet asphalt.  
    • Taste
      Malty. Fresh orchard fruits. Floral notes. Salt. Clean.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Fruity.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    in the nose still inconspicuous standard food - on the palate unexpectedly going on the party, tingling and flavor cascades, would have expected rather a boring bourbon barrel, but not so much power from the refill barrel - I would estimate directly 4 years older
    • Nose
      Yeast dough, cereals, oak with light vegetable acidity, green banana skin, honey, later vanilla, tree juice, malt, nice strong barrel wort
    • Taste
      fresh fruity sweet and sour green banana, intense oak tingling on the tongue as in champagne, here again a certain Hefeteig note, slightly salty, then strong slightly bitter lemon peel and lime scent, green apples, oily - syrupy texture, pure drinkable but the alcohol is already noticeable
    • Finish
      strong, full-bodied, warming, spicy, strong oak flavors with some clove, slightly dry acid remains

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very nice Bourbon Dram, I think super something, as always with SMWS 100% natural, top!
    • Nose
      Banana chips, apricots, lemon drops, pineapple, pear, very nice sweet light malt, old-school character, vanilla, really great toffee, green apples, honey
    • Taste
      Zitronenbonbos again, Birnendrops also, quite a start at 60.8%, there definitely has to be some water even for the die-hard, beautiful violet and honey in the mouth, Garden of Eden with milk and caramel in the rivers, petals, plus a few pieces of apples with peel and nice soft malt, I like that, especially as soon as the mouth gives nice saliva to the undiluted whisky. He is a little tamed with water, but the power is still there, only it is a little more balanced, ergo better.
    • Finish
      Malty-sweet and light-fruited, still old-schooool, nice, medium-long

  6. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Polished brass

    Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet

    It was like a feast of fruits on the nose neat; lemon
    bonbons, dried banana chips, three fruit marmalade on a ‘Paddington Bear
    sandwich’, strawberry banana milkshake and fruit-flavoured herbal shisha
    tobacco. The taste initially was spicy chili white chocolate followed by
    cinnamon candy and watermelon with ground black pepper, salt and lime. Water
    released a real indulgent aroma of fluffy American pancakes with whipped butter
    and blueberries and a very tasty French croissant. On the palate now
    mango-banana juice, an olive oil bread dip and the refreshing finish of a
    peppermint tablet. 

    Drinking Tip: Stimulates your senses

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Oh, this is more like it. There’s less resinous, raw-oakiness than the previous 64.80 WB, but then this is from a 2nd refill. It's also more of a consolidated/balanced, ‘classic’ whisky, meaning barley-distillate led, aged in 2nd fill bourbon - and 'classic' as in, recent decades classic. I nose a solid yet soft, oily, malty, chalky, grassy, pasty-pulpy, raisiny, barley-rum-sweet number with a handful of dusty-earthy dunnage thrown on top. This is Mannochmore!
    T: Salivating with a fruity, honeyed, malty-raisiny surge, and you know it's going to stay on course. A soft-citrus note balances the sweetness, a lot like lime does to sugar in Daiquiri. It doesn't hang around too long. There’s a little trip to the candy shop before the darker putty-mash notes creep in.
    F: After the long 'creeping', sweet liquorice and bourbon molasses reside with a deep, bourbon oak=barley-cereal sweetness. Refreshingly, there's no vanilla vehemence here. It finishes more on Daiquiri with a splash of whisky sour.
    C: Simple yet elegant. One could sip this but i can see myself slugging it. Just a point down from the excellent 64.80. Let's up the age by a year and return to first-fill [bourbon] WB.

    Scores a B-


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