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Mannochmore 25 year old, 53.4%

Price: $400 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Along with Auchroisk, Mannochmore is one of Diageo's well-kept secrets. This 1990 distillate was matured in first-fill American oak hogsheads and European oak butts. Oily orange notes on the nose, plus vanilla, brittle toffee, and honey. The palate is substantial, rich, and sweet, with figs, sultanas, banana, and more honey, plus developing cloves. Raisins and plain chocolate in the long, spicy finish. Diageo Special Releases 2016 bottling. (3,954 bottles)