Mannochmore – the sister distillery of Glenlossie – is one of the younger distilleries. Production started in 1972 which is only five years before this Mannochmore 37yo 1977 went into a bourbon hogshead. Given the low availability of expressions, I think it’s fair to say this is the oldest Mannochmore every bottled?
It’s part of the Cadenhead single cask series, with the golden labels.
Mannochmore 37 yo 1977 (49,4%, Cadenhead Single Cask 2015, bourbon hogshead, 210 btl.)
Nose: quite fresh and aromatic, with nice citrus, some grassy touches and a light hint of honey. White fruits (nectarine, pear), subtle floral hints and mint. Also a pleasant layer of polished oak.
Mouth: still very much on lemons, grapefruits, oranges and apricots, with a more pronounced honeyed note. Moderate white pepper and fruit tea. Candied ginger. Hints of cedar, but overall this is not a woody whisky.
Finish: rather long, with some grains, cocoa and grassy notes.
This one shows some excellent elements of a well-matured, bourbon cask whisky. Not the most complex dram ever but nonetheless very pleasant. Around € 390. Thanks for the dram, Angelo.