Overall rating
91.69/100
votes
143
Whiskybase ID
WB63838
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Closed Distilleries
Vintage
1982
Bottled
01.2015
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
282
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 jan 2015 9:36 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 945.53

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143 × member ratings

182 × in collection

Whisky reviews for St. Magdalene 1982 CA

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.69 points.

  1. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Delicate fruit candy, vanilla cream, and a hint of familiar greenery at the bottom. Oxidation gradually shifts the aroma to more citrus fruits, fresh and juicy orange flesh, small green orange peel, grapefruit peel, red apple, and a lot of floral aromas, the overall more complex and better performance. The aroma blends very well, reminds me of steamed meat patties with peel, stewed lean pork with Tianqi, oh, very attractive.

    Drink: A little tannin makes the taste slightly firmer, the wine is medium in body, and the aroma expression is very, very good, high-grade dried tangerine peel from southern China, clementines, stewed gravy, and various herbal spices in it. This! real! of! very! Great!

    Overall: A balanced comparison with Caper 1972 DT, with excellent fusion and expressiveness in the mouth, successfully ran out!

  2. Delinquent scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very complex, a phenomenal Malt! Pure pleasure...

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Creamy, fruity, soft lemon and lime
    • Taste
      87 87
      Start with 89P, then hot, alcoholic, tart and fresh 85P
    • Finish
      85 85
      How end taste

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly baked farm bread. Old walnuts. Some caramel and nut butter. Behind it lemon peel and mint. Shriveled yellow apples, old vaulted cellar.
    • Taste
      Light honey on toast. Freshly ground pepper. Some almonds and marzipan. White chocolate, candied pieces of ginger and cocoa powder.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    As for the aromas and stuff: Just read the other comments. There is plenty of stuff I also experienced. I just wanted to add: This one is clearly better then the famous 1979 Rare Malts in my book. I had the opportunity to taste them side by side and it almost made the Rare Malts look like sth. ordinary!

  7. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very exciting and hearty for a Lowlander, overall very dry and fruity, has something edgy-crisp in itself, quite like, about 92P on average here on WB but I find blatant.
    • Nose
      Holy Moly, even for ~ 58% very dense, hearty and strong, nose increases immediately, with mahogany rubbed with alcohol on mahogany wall unit, later in getting used to dates, dark malt, chestnut, grasses and herbs are also there
    • Taste
      Hearty, but not as bad as expected, very fresh, crunchy cherry and plums, brown sugar, dark honey, quite monotonous but super harmonious and delicious, dark, sweet malt, raisins, chestnut, later also apricot and lighter fruits, rosemary and thyme
    • Finish
      Will continue to brighten with dried fruit, the malt remains too, dry oak, herbs, long

  8. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Really dynamic Lowlands essence, awesome stuff.
    • Nose
      Floral. Acacia, linden, honey, walnut, grass, herbals with a ton of fruits. Spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful and oily. Pepper, earth, waxy fruits, orange, citruses and herbals.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity.

  9. el Gato scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. el Gato scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    So much of the same profile from the nose until the finish. Great dram. Classy Lowlander! To me, adding just a couple of droplets was enough. Opened up nicely. Adding a bit more made it even smoother, but less complex. Great dram!
    • Nose
      Lovely nose. Fresh and fruity again. Honey. Grassy. Herbs. Nutty. Caramel. Raspberries. Medicinal. Wood. Earthly. Honey melon.
    • Taste
      Lovely and oily mouthfeel. Earthly. Oranges. Still very frsh and fruity! Malty. Grassy. Pepper. Nutty
    • Finish
      Stunner finish to. Long and balanced. Earthly and grassy still. Medicinal. Oranges. Red berries. Spicy. Red berries. 

  11. RL_whisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For me this needed a lot of time and with water it had more to give than without. The nose suffered a little though.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. Zumbar scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Stunning nose - I don't think you should add water
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  14. magic_slim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A well rounded whisky, complex and superb. Highly recommended.
    • Nose
      Wow - a fruit explosion at first nosing. Complex, a real nosing whisky, which needs a lot of time to develop. The dominating aromas are custard and fruit flan. In addition there is green tea, freshly cut grass with herbs and a little bit of toffee and cough syrup in the background. A superb nose.
    • Taste
      Wow again. Such powerful and lively whisky is hard to find. Sweet and elegant on the tongue, than an explosion of sharpness with lemony, herbal and spicy aromas. 
    • Finish
      Very long, warming from deep inside. First there are still lemony aromas in the finish, then only the herbal aromas are lingering on and on and on.

  15. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  16. u485tfu scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    This was the top whisky I was allowed to try at the whisky fair in Limburg.
    I never thought that a Lowland whisky could be so sparkling, fruity, alive and young with age,
    A tingling, not like high-percentage alcohol but like champagne and the fruity, sweet, intense flavor explosion.

    An exotic fruit basket with pineapple, banana, mango, lime, Riesling grapes and strawberries, just fantastic!

    Note: 95P

  17. DarthDronach scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Melon in a silver box or melon, which has been sprayed with an antiseptic, very fruity but also slightly medicated.
    • Taste
      Very fresh for such a proud age, very fruity. Start with gooseberry, change into apricot and peach. And still has a mineral, a bit earthy aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Also very fruity and the oak is not as dominant as you would expect from 32 year olds. Apricot kernels.

  18. Ragazzo scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Just unbeliveable GREAT! No words yet... glad thats my Vintage :-)

  19. whiskyhacker did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    93 points on Whiskyfun.com

    St. Magdalene 32 yo 1982/2014 (58.1%, Cadenhead)  Well spotted, this is the brand new one! Older and stronger, that’s the spirit! It’ll only be out in January, so no picture yet. Colour: gold. Nose: I wouldn’t say it is very disappointing that this baby’s so close to the stunning 30 yo. Except that it’s a little closed… So… With water: incredible, this is even ‘higher’ than the 30. I guess you could keep these casks for one hundred years and the whisky would still be fresh and lively. I’d say this one’s a little more medicinal this time, always very mineral, and with subtle touches of fresh nuts and herbs. It is exactly my preferred style of whisky. There. Mouth (neat): makes you wanna sing a nice song. When sharpness is the greatest asset, there’s more lemon juice than in the biggest lemon. But indeed it is strong… With water: fab. Please call the anti-maltoporn brigade (they’re pretty busy these days, aren’t they). Finish: long, sharp, clean and superbly leafy and lemony. Comments: do you know that story about that Lowlander that used to be one of the best Highlanders? And I loved the medicinal side in this. What a whisky! SGP:272 - 93 points.

  20. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I thought the previous 30yo release from Cadenhead would have been the pinnacle of St Magdalene bottlings I would get to try, but this (rather unbelievably) is even better! It needed a little bit of time in the glass and some gentle handwarming...but then: perfect nose, where notes of aged oak nestle beautifully alongside sweet fruits (pear drops, ripe citrus fruits), icing sugar, crushed walnuts, a hint of shoe polish and old leather...I could go on and on. There is endless complexity here. The palate is similarly distinguished, with an amazing balance between fresh, zesty aspects (freshly squeezed lime), some waxy/oily minerals, and a soft creamy vanilla base. Written down, it doesn't sound like there is any way those distinct profiles could all combine into a balanced delivery, but they do, and it is heavenly. Sweet vanilla mingles alongside something faintly herbal in the long finish. What a treat :-)

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