Finn Thomson Whisky - Mannochmore 2008 - 14 Year Old
I first tried a sample of this cask back in September 2020 when we had just embarked on the journey of launching Finn Thomson Whisky. Like the company itself, this Mannochmore had its own exciting development ahead. Originally in a refill hogshead, the then 12-year-old sample had a very clean, green apple character that made it the ideal candidate for re-racking into a Pedro Jimenez sherry cask. This delightfully light spirit character is typical of Mannochmore — a distillery that can be overwhelmed by too much cask influence — and requires careful attention.
Over the last 18 months, it's been a thrill to witness this whisky fulfil its potential. The sherry has boosted its inherent sweetness but not completely taken over by any means. Now is the time to bottle. Despite being cask strength this is an amazingly smooth dram with toffee apple notes aplenty. A fitting release for the launch of our company, both now fully matured.
Distillation Date: 14/05/08
Bottling Date: 17/06/2022
700ml Bottle Size