Mannochmore

Mannochmore 11 Years Old 2008 Monologue (52.5%, Chapter 7, Bourbon HH #16612, 338 Bottles, 2020)

Mannochmore 11 Years Old 2008 Monologue

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 52.5%
  • Age: 11 Years Old
  • Bottling: Chapter 7, Monologue
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £68
  • Origin: Mannochmore distillery
  • Vintage: 2008
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What they say

The young Mannochmore distillery has a brief but successful history. Mannochmore was a major contributor to the Haig’s blends. John Haig & Company Limited managed it until 1985 when they mothballed it.

In 1989 the distillery was re-opened again. The first official single malt bottling was a 12 year old under the Flora & Fauna range. Under Diageo’s ownership, the distillery has continued to be a bulk provider of malt whisky for blends. That isn’t surprising, they Mannochmore can produce 3.2 million litres a year! This is a great opportunity to try Mannochmore as a single malt.

Mannochmore is no stranger to Chapter 7, but this is our first bottling. Don’t miss this whisky. It is a great opportunity to discover what goes into those delicious Diageo blends.

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Lemon curd. lemongrass. brioche and baker’s yeast.

Palate: Orange marmalade. lavender honey. freshly baked baguettes.

Finish: Chardonnay, fresh coconuts and sweet mandarines.

What I say

Exploring the latest releases from Independent bottler Chapter 7 whisky, a total of 5 expressions released late 2020. This expression is from Mannochmore distillery in Speyside, matured for 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead.

This post was sponsored by Chapter 7 Whisky by provision of a sample of this product.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Champagne gold (4/20), medium-large, tapered tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose: Fruity, apple, pear, estery/acetone, juicy peach and a touch of apricot followed by some biscuity malt cereals.
  • Taste: Medium-bodied, creamy, softer/reduced fruits, apple & pear compote, sweet, sugary, juicy white fruits, vanilla, soft malt with a hint of lemon oil and zest.
  • Finish: Long, oak wood, slightly bitter with a pinch of cinnamon bark.

Overall

A traditional Speysider, fruity with obvious influence of oak wood, well developed, zesty, cooked and preserved apples in this one.

Score 85/100

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