Mannochmore Distillery Focus

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Mannochmore Cask Whisky

Mannochmore Distillery is the sister distillery of Glenlossie and is situated right next door. Ownership is in the hands of the giant Diageo company and the distillery exists to make malt for the Haig & Dimple blended brands. Unlike its sister, this is one of Scotland's newer distilleries, which has been in operation since 1971. Today capacity is up to a very healthy six million litres and the distillery runs seven days a week, with quite a long fermentation time of 100 hours. The style of the whisky itself is quite light, delicate, and floral and is clearly of that Speyside style. 

The attraction for investors here is the growing global army of single malt enthusiasts, who want to try and collect every single distillery. Mannochmore Distillery whisky is very rare and very hard to find. Again Diageo has rarely bottled anything and so independent bottlings are very thin on the ground. Make no mistake though, the liquid is good and the write-ups from the whisky writers and consumers alike, have all been impressive. 

A 37-year expression from famous independent bottler Cadenhead has been well received, so clearly it ages well.  If any casks do become available, then it’s certainly worth looking at from a portfolio approach and they may well be undervalued.    

Fact File

Name: Mannochmore 

Founded: 1971 

Region: Speyside 

Owner: Diageo 

Capacity: 6m litres 

Stills: 6 

Fermentation: 55 Hours 

Peated/Unpeated: Unpeated 

Casks Used: Bourbon  

Current Sales: N/A 

Recent significant awards: None entered 

Independent bottlings: Around 375 

Core Range: None – several limited edition official bottlings

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