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Overall rating
87.59/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
225
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint Bottling with La Maison Du Whisky
Added on
09 May 2017 7:49 am by erikb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 256.32

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19 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mannochmore 1988 TWA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.59 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  I had a tasting sip at the Limburg Whisky Fair and scored it with preliminary 88 points.  It is a somehow strange dram - not just by it taste...  According to official Diageo sources Mannochmore was closed troughout the whole year of 1988, so where come this whisky from?  I guess they did some trial distillations by the end of the year to test the equipment before restarting production in 1989 - so this a trial dram, and not the worst of Mannochmore (...remember Loch Dhu?).  No, actually this is pretty good...

  2. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    We move up the chain in a tasting with this second in the line up. How often do you see a Mannochmore? and how often does The Whisky Agency bottle a gem like this!

    Oh tight; all the time!
    This is iconic Mannocmore. Dusty and rich, spicy and subtle with a really wonderful nose on it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is intense. Old books and dust, worn leather book bindings. Lots of pepper and sweet cask shavings. Sweet wood? Hit sand and a touch of mineral peat. Heather maybe...
    • Taste
      87 87
      The palate is sharp pepper bite, sweet honey follows. Bright sharp floral notes, daisy and hyacinth... Then more patisserie sweets and crushed flowers... Maybe flower shop notes, grassy vegetal notes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is wood spice, big and bright. Pepper spice and talc almost. So light but so strong. Long and drawn out, strangely Highland notes and some mead.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant style. Nice whisky for a spring or cool summer day.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apricot, honey, apple, hint of grass, soft floral note, and a dusting of freshly ground black pepper.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Honey, sugary pastry, a fresh vegetal note, rosewater, some pepper appears just before the finish.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Light pepper, faint maltiness, wood spice, light oiliness

  4. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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