Cameron bridge distillery's lesser-known single grain whisky.
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Flowers are more to the fore here, with delicate fruits that gain in weight when matured. Although some older expressions have appeared on occasion, it is most commonly seen as a 12-year-old in the Flora & Fauna range.
Mannochmore is one of the manifestations of the confidence of the 1960s – a situation which is currently being repeated. It was built by DCL in 1971 to cope with increasing demand internationally for blends, and like its sister plant, Glenlossie, it has been closely associated with the Haig and Dimple brands.
For years it worked quietly away until 1996 when its make was used in one of the most controversial single malts of the late 20th century – Loch Dhu, the ‘black whisky’. Although the full tale of how Loch Dhu was created has never been told (and is unlikely ever to be revealed), the enthusiastic use of spirit caramel is seen by most as the most likely candidate for the pitch black hue.
The brand was withdrawn soon after its launch and despite the hostility of the initial response when it first appeared it has now, perhaps inevitably, become a collector’s item.
Production capacity was upped in 2013 to 4.5m litres per annum with new mash tun, more washbacks and a pair of stills – now making eight in total.
- 1971 Mannochmore is built by DCL on the site of Glenlossie
- 1985 The distillery is mothballed as demand wanes, but reopens four years later
- 1992 Mannochmore appears as a 12-year-old single malt bottling in the Flora & Fauna range
- 1996 The controversial 10-year-old Mannochmore is released under the Loch Dhu brand
- 2013 The distillery's stills are increased to four
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- Minimum 65hrs
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- Non peated
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- Mainly in house
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- Non peaty
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- Barden Burn
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- Visitor Opening Hours
- Not open to the public
In the 1960s ceramic monks filled with Scotch sold as far afield as Peru.
A long established blend from an old Glasgow whisky firm, that is still popular in Asia.
A popular 20th century blend named after one of the great Glasgow whisky firms – Bulloch Lade.