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.