Mannochmore 2007, 13yr old, 47.5% ABV, CÀRN MÒr.

MANNOCHMORE

PX Sherry hogsheads, 1551 bottles, bottled 2020.

Appearance – This has to be chestnut brown, oxidising copper in colour, it beads up on the swirl line, and waits to drop syrupy medium thick legs.

Nose – Now that’s a different nose, a new note I’ve not come across before tbh, it’s a mix of fruit, oil and toast, there’s a meatiness here, apricots, icing sugar, and pastry. There is so much fruit sweetness here, but if you can get behind it there’s also raisin’s, furniture polish and wax, the toast notes do get stronger, to the point that it becomes cherry jam on toast, and even some nuts.

Palate – Lots of red berries, initially, it has a super syrupy mouthfeel too, then red liquorice, cloves, figs, fruit salad sweets, fruit cocktail syrup from a tin can, definitely cigar leaves and dark chocolate arrive, more nuts too with some aniseed.

Finish – Long side of medium, gently spicy, oily, warming, a touch of pineapple and apricot, dark chocolate, chilli’s, and oak, reminds me of the Springbank 21 from whisky broker that @DomsWhisky sent me recently.

Notes – This whisky is natural in colour and non chill filtered.

My thoughts – Again I’ve found this independently bottled whisky really good, it is certainly sweet fruit forward initially, and it develops into lovely dark fruits and gentle spices. It’s nicely matured and lovely and warming.

Would i buy a bottle? – It’s another yes from me. This is another whisky i’d gently sip of an evening and thoroughly enjoy.

Thanks to – @RockNRolla60, @whiskeychap, @gordonsmith63 (all Twitter).

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