"A lovely sweet, frothy, summery dram."Dave Broom 2002, Whisky Magazine, Issue 27
Mannochmore works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.
An atypical Speyside.
Pale gold or white wine.
Sweet and lightly malty, then some aldehydic notes emerge, with a whiff of brimstone.
Light to medium in body, like a fine wine.
Fresh and clean – appetising with good acidity and a well-balanced dryness overall.
Surprisingly dry in the finish for a Speyside.
Age: 12 years old
Strength: 43% ABV
Place of Origin: Mannochmore
in brief… This is not a typical Speyside; bite without complexity.
in a sentence… Surprisingly clean, dry and refreshingly direct - makes a good aperitif.
The first impression is sweet and lightly malty, then some aldehydic (green sticks) notes emerge and a slight whiff of brimstone. After a while the green notes become green apples, and the sulphur notes more like carbon monoxide. With water, similar to the unreduced nose: fresh-fruity, with traces of 'Spangles' and acid drops, and still a hint of sulphur compounds in the background. Somewhat 'monochromatic' for a Speyside.
"Perfumed and fresh on the light, citric nose, with a sweet, floral, fragrant palate, featuring vanilla, ginger and even a hint of mint. Medium length in the finish, with a note of lingering almonds."
Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.159
"Rich, bonnie and complex. Not showing off, just beaming."
Martine Nouet 2002, Whisky Magazine, Issue 27
"Buttery, with lemon, sweet dough and floral notes on the nose, oily, malty and floral on the palate and with a relatively short finish."
Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.159