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Day 1: Mannochmore

Bottler Gordon & MacPhail
Serie Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength
Distilled date 1997
Bottling date 12.02.2020
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 22
Cask Type First Fill Sherry Butt
Cask Number 1499
Alcohol percentage 55.8
Volume 0,70

This whisky was rated 81.0 points on average by all participants

Tasting note by your BTC host and whisky specialist Nils van Rijn

More, More, Mannochmore

And we're off, the Blind Tasting competition 2022 has officially started. For the first dram, we have chosen this 22 year old diamond in the rough. The main reason would be that it is not on the radar with most tasters. Though the bigger part of Mannochmore ends up in blends, there are some single cask releases that are certainly worth trying.

We selected this whisky, because we suspected that not many would have guessed Mannochmore, although guessing a Speysider would have been fairly easy due to its character. The hints of coffee and walnuts and oily spirits would have led to the direction of this Mannochmore. That combined with spiciness, apples and berries makes it a dram to fall in love with. Well done those who guessed this distillery correctly!

Knocking at the 90 points bar in our book, this very lovely Gordon & Macphail selection. We would love to see more of these kinds of releases!

Good luck on tomorrow's dram!

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