Mannochmore Port Finish - Murray McDavid

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
With a finish in Tawny Port barriques, this Scotch shows an interesting development that does not reveal a classic port wine colour in the glass. But what about the inner values of this Mannochmore Port Finish bottled by Murray McDavid?
Mannochmore Port Finish - Murray McDavid
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Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 44,50 % ABV. | 42,71 €/l | Mannochmore Distillery | bottled by Murray McDavid | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 215166


A sweet, tantalising composition unfolds as you sniff. The scent of vanilla sugar and candy floss dominates the first nose and brings back memories of fairground treats. This sweet base is accompanied by creamy notes reminiscent of banana milkshake and pineapple. These are joined by nuances of panna cotta and fruity blueberries in buttermilk. The flavour is rounded off with sultanas.


The Mannochmore reveals a relatively simple range of flavours. The sweetness of the refined sugar harmonises with the fruity aromas of wild berries and sultanas. A slight bitterness of baking cocoa complements this fruity sweetness. The spicy notes of liquorice and a warming, creamy mouthfeel provide some balance.


The finish of the Mannochmore Port Finish is medium-long and spicy, with white pepper dominating. A certain youthfulness of the whisky remains noticeable, which is reinforced by a slight oaky bitterness. The dry, spicy notes persist.


Overall, the Mannochmore Port Finish from Murray McDavid is a thoroughly interesting whisky, but the balance is not yet entirely convincing. The nose promises a lot, which the flavour cannot quite deliver. The individual components are quite pleasant, but the overall experience is not yet completely rounded. Nevertheless, this whisky is uncomplicated and offers a pleasant drinking experience that should appeal to lovers of sweet and fruity whiskies in particular. However, with a little ageing and further development, this whisky could be even more convincing and develop its full potential.

Rating: 65/100 - Good (Marcel: 65 | Sascha: 64)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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