Loch Dhu 1l
Rare stuff indeed. This was distilled at Mannochmore from 1996 to '97. This 10 year old is known as "The Black Whisky", so named for its very dark appearance. The producers attribute the colour to the use of double charred casks. Perhaps there's a drop or two of spirit caramel in the equation. Regardless, this is quite a collectible, even if it's not particularly well-regarded by critics.
Tastes like newly tanned leather
A friend of mine gave me a glass last night and I have never tasted such a deliciously rich, complex malt. Smooth and extraordinary, burnt toffee, sherry and loads more. And now I find it was only made for two years! What a tragedy.
6th July 2014
This had a very unusual flavor, after letting it breath for about 30 minutes it had lots of burnt caramel flavors and the aroma of new leather, reminding me of the smell of riding a brand new saddle strapped on your horse for the first time. The flavors are very complex and unforgettable. This is one of the only single malts that I can clearly recall tasting, the flavors hitting my pallet and the distinct aroma. Very memorable. I would try this if you ever get a chance, it has not been produced since 1999, and becoming quite scarce.
17th July 2013
Very nice whisky
I have a 70cl bottle of this open and being drunk and also a litre bottle still sealed a very nice drink indeed
14th December 2012