Part of Diageo's Special Releases for 2016. Mannochmore does not have a standard range available as the vast majority of the whisky it produces is used in blends, and thus there are very few official bottles available. Matured in a combination of first-fill bourbon, virgin oak and ex-sherry European oak casks, distilled in 1990, only 3,954 bottles are available worldwide. Bottled at cask strength of 53.4%.
Nose: Fruity in the main, as candied orange peel, waxy red apple peel, sweet Muscat grapes, ripe red apple and tart green apple all emerge from a dense, sugary, scorched fruitcake layer.
Palate: Smooth textured and coating, the taste starts hot and sweet, with suggestions of burnt orange peel, vanilla toffee and creamy coffee. Becoming fragrant and floral, as orange oil and Turkish delight appear.
Finish: Medium length, firm, bitter-sweet and pungent with a faintly smoky warmth and an aftertaste of coconut, dried mixed fruit and eucalyptus. Oily and tarry.