It seemed strange to start with a high strength Mannochmore when there was an Auchentoshan, for example, in the line up. As we went along however, the logic behind that decision became evident.
N: Like a powerful astringent modern Deanston if you will, being a fruity, yeasty, malty nose with banana candy and dry pineapple.
T: Malty again, as expected, and with dry cream. Quickly turns bitter and stays that way for some time before finally mellowing.
F: Cornflake vanilla tannins, though it’s still a touch spirity with pineapple cubes most prominent.
C: Though we all struggled with this, I came round to it more & [Mannoch]more. A solid sighter.
Scores a C+