70cl / 53.4%
25 Year Old Special Releases 2016
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Mannochmore 1990 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (TWE)
Waxed apples and sugar-glazed apple turnovers, drizzled with spiced custard. Custard tarts dusted with nutmeg appear over time, with vanilla cream, toffee and hint of butter icing not far behind. With more time in the glass, musky notes of sandalwood and earthy spice develop.
Salted toffee, stroopwaffel and blackcurrant jam to start. Icing sugar and sherbert come next, run through with orange oil, resinous touches – Heston Blumenthal’s pine Sherbet Fountain – and hints of new-oak spiciness: ginger and clove. Water boosts the sweetness and ups the richness, adding crème brulée touches.
Shreddies with milk, raspberry syrup and fudge – the perfect breakfast.
If you like your whiskies sweet and sticky, this one is for you. It never gets too sweet thanks to a whack of savoury notes that bring it back from the brink.