Mannochmore is not open to visitors. It is also in the middle of the site, behind the Glenlossie Distillery, so is not easy to photograph from the road. However, I was able to get access to the distillery during a special tour during the Spirit of Speyside Festival.
Mannochmore shares the site with Glenlossie distillery (built a century earlier), and a dark grains plant.
The distillery is fully automated, including the spirit cut - in the older still room this is achieved by motors attached to the traditional manual handles on the spirit safe. The new still house doesn't have a traditional spirit safe at all, with the spirit being diverted to the appropriate receivers
It was the source of an infamous black whisky (created by using a lot of caramel) called Loch Dhu in the 1990s.
Malt Madness, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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Mannochmore Distillery is near the village of Thomshill about 3 miles south west of Elgin between the A941 and B9010. Nearest station is Elgin (ELG) (3 miles) Live Train Times.
Mannochmore 12yo is part of Diageo's Flora & Fauna range. Mannochmore has also been released as part of the Manager's Choice range.
Independent bottlings are common.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Comparative prices for 12yo F&F (10/5/15) - LFW: £48; RMW: £42.95; TWE: £43.65; The Whisky Shop: £67
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Mannochmore Distillery are available on Flickr.