Mannochmore 1990 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)
Mannochmore is a distillery that only really gets to spread its wings and shine through independent bottlers as the majority of it’s production is used for blending with it being one of the core drams in Ballantines blended whiskies.
The guys at Morrison Mackay have picked a beauty of a cask here, it’s either been leaky or in a warm place as it’s down at 42.5% after around 27 years and although there’s a pencil shaving note on the nose and oak on the palate its not went too far and is not overly wooded.
The fruit on this is predominantly all orange with other citrus notes and some tropical fruits but will definitely suit anyone who likes a fruity refreshing dram.
As usual with the Celebration of the Cask range not huge amounts of it out there so try specialists like Master of Malt for this, or others from the range.
Straight away there’s citrus fruit pith in here, orange for sure and. Maybe lime rather than lemon, then chocolate limes, pencil shavings and a touch of floral notes, as it sits in the glass the pith subsides and more freshly squeezed orange juice and tangy zest come in instead.
Seriously mouthwatering, my mouth is filling with. Juicy notes of tropical fruit juice, five alive, along with along with more fresh orange, light oaky notes without the pencil shaving sweetness, hints of liquorice laces
Liquorice wheels, and those blue sugar covered sweets from liquorice all sorts , sweet and tangy
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