- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Ian Macleod (IM)
- Bottling serie
- Chieftain's Choice
- Stated Age
- 26 years old
- Number of bottles
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 05 Jan 2010 10:41 am
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34 × member ratings
41 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for St. Magdalene 1982 IM
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points
- ripe, mild, complex, wonderful old-style - needs time
despite the cask strength a delicate flower - blooming broom bushes, white chocolate, coffee, herbs in hay bed, skin cream
wonderfully interwoven and complex, creamy creamy, buttery, stirred flower honey, a trace Calvados (?)
mild, creamy, creamy, yet long and intense
- Some absolutely lazy barrel, in spite of Butt, is pure bourbon color.
Herb-mineral lemon-peel, cucumber-brine molt, somehow absolutely not understood by me, although I danced around 30 minutes for Glenkern in anticipation of a miracle that never happened: 20 + 21 + 22 + 22 = 85 ~ Well, she- God, I do not know much more tulul yes and why ... with all due respect for age and closed distiller
- Enthusiasm: 3/5 4/5 with water Whisky n ° 1690
Is it peat? No, rather something vegetal, like hay. The malt asserts itself, it looks almost fat. With water, much more mineral, and much more interesting!
Powerful, on the malt with some notes of frangipane. More juicy with water.
Nice presence, with hazelnut.
- Serge speaks: St Magdalene 26 yo 1982/2009 (55%, Chieftain's, butt, cask #2219, 348 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: we aren’t far from the Mo Or but there are also more mineral notes as well as something dry and resinous, maybe car polish, new leatherette, putty… That gives it a lovable old style that was more to be found much further north in the old days. Also aspirin tablets, cut cactus, leaves... Now, I’ve often found that such interesting noses could lead to terrible palates. Mouth: nope, no terrible things are happening, it’s all rather well in the style of the Mo Or, with ‘greasy’ lemony notes, fir liqueur, touches of tar, cough syrup, liquorice… There is something a tad ‘chemical’ in the background but it’s really an asset here. Tonic water? Then more and more lemon liqueur and touches of ginger. All good, with an oily mouth feel. Great body! Finish: long, on the same lemony/greasy/leafy profile and always these teasing ‘chemical’ notes. I write ‘chemical’ for lack of a better term, I’m sorry. Comments: much to my liking, very true to the Distillery after all these years. In short, totally unsexy yet rather beautiful!SGP:471 - 88 points.