Mannochmore DistilleryMannochmore Distillery

Founded in 1971
Mannochmore is a young distillery hidden inside the grounds of the older Glenlossie. The site lies just South of Elgin, in Morayshire, an air of industry reflecting its workhorse status.

The nearby Glenlossie distillery was founded in 1876. Mannochmore came to the world in 1971, on its older cousin's grounds—the two share a common water source, the Bardon Burn.

After only a few short years of work Mannochmore was closed in 1985, following the great British recession of the time. It re-opened in 1992, this time creating a single malt. It briefly closed again in 1995, but it has been fully operational since.

Mannochmore runs on steam, fueling eight washbacks, three wash stills and three spirit stills. The malt is purchased locally from Castle Head Maltings.

While a great deal of its production is used for blending by owner Diageo, the Mannochmore single malts provide a beautiful expression of the Speyside region, featuring little if any peat and bonding notes of fruit and nut.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    3 wash, 3 still
  • Visitor Center
  • Status
  • Address
    Elgin, Thomshill, Moray, IV30 3SS, Scotland, UK
  • Phone
    +44 1343 862000
  • Website
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Mannochmore was a little known brand until it introduced the controversial, "Loch Dhu," a deeply peated, artificially colored and polarizing single malt.

Until 2008, crews working Mannochmore spent 6 months there, then switched to working Glenlossie for the other half of the year. Probably kept them on their toes!

Mannochmore is an unlikely leader in gender equality. In 2008, they became one of the first distilleries with a female operations manager, when Polly Macdonald took the helm.
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, malts from these fifty or so Speyside distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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