Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS)
Bottling serie
The Birds
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
47.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 mar 2017 7:36 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 375.32

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Whisky reviews for Mannochmore 1988 ALOS

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.21 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Also this Mannochmore beats again in my notch, great barrel, nice basic spirit.
    • Nose
      Full tropic bomb, papaya, star fruit, mango, banana, coconut, light honey, kiwi, vanilla, pineapple, cinnamon, hints of salt, lemon peel, light malt, eucalyptus, dessert wine and some light tea
    • Taste
      Eucalyptus, green tea, lavender, papaya, mango, kiwi, star fruit, pineapple, anise, vanilla, light malt, fresh toast, marshmallows, chalk, hints of salt, cinnamon, something like rhubarb
    • Finish
      Mineral again, dry with pineapple, anise, malt, astringent, chalk, salt, long

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  3. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Jörn Krzizok scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. BlueFire scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Complex, fruity, pear drops, green apple, floral, varnish, floral, scented soaps, salty/umami, balanced, elegant, lovely.

  6. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    My first Mannochmore is very exciting and unusual for me. Unfortunately, I only had 2cl. Would have liked to spend more time with this bottling.
    • Nose
      Fresh sour fruits. Lime. Kiwi. A little green apple. An elegant whisky, which at first retains nobility. The fine-sour aroma also evokes associations with white wine and black tea.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly intense on the tongue compared to the restrained nose. The citrus fruits are also back shortly, but then the sour notes turn rather into associations of milk and cheese. On the palate it tastes sweeter with hints of chocolate and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Mineral and slightly astringent but not unpleasant. Overall, medium.

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 2cl at The Whisky Fair 21/04/18

    Glenlossie/Mannochmore, I like it when it gets older!

    The price of this bottle is a few times to high, but still great whisky.

  8. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I really liked the nose. Mouth was enjoyable too, just a tad too flowery for me.

    Tasting note from october 2017.
    • Nose
      Apples, pears, varnish and spices. With aeration, exotic fruits. Slightly floral. Mineral notes too.
    • Taste
      Apples again. Flowery and tart. Slightly citrusy. Peppery.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity and peppery.

  9. checkpointuk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=260 Color : Chardonnay / white wine Nose : The nose can be described in one word: cocktail fruits! With everything that belongs to it - done. Taste : Soft and fruity-sweet, reminiscent here of the fruit mix of the nose without prominent dominance of a fruit. The delicate, peppery spiciness hardly plays a significant role in this fruity cocktail. Finish : Medium long - sweet and fruity finish . Comment: Well, here you come with a taste description already to its limits! Apart from this mix of cocktail fruits, there is little to nothing to write down. Thus, the comment here is almost longer than the Notes. Too one-dimensional - a pity! 84 points (nose: 85 / taste: 84 / finish: 83)
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    • Taste
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  10. Hemdl did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge (Whiskyfun.con) says:

    Mannochmore 28 yo 1988/2016 (47.9%, Antique Lions of Spirits, bourbon, 267 bottles)
    A very Moon-Import-The-Birds-esque new bottling by some transnational
    friends. Viva la Europa! Remember Moon Import used to be, to my
    knowledge, the first bottlers to add pictures that had strictly nothing
    to do with whisky to their labels. Cars, costumes, ships... and birds.
    Many do that now. Colour: white wine. Nose: very crisp, mineral, with
    whiffs of wet limestone and many unripe green fruits. Kiwis, perhaps,
    apples, rhubarb… All that before it tends to resemble the Fässle more
    and more, which can’t be bad news. Touches of soapwort, fresh butter,
    grist... Mouth: shall I copy-and-paste from the above? The two whiskies
    are almost identical, but I do not think it’s a shared cask. Super good.
    Finish: same. Comments: hurray, we’ve now got two favourite
    Mannochmores! This one is maybe a tad more ‘cerebral’ than the other. SGP:561 – 87 points.

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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