Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 843.39

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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

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    ripe, mild, complex, wonderful old-style - needs time
    • Nose
      despite the cask strength a delicate flower - blooming broom bushes, white chocolate, coffee, herbs in hay bed, skin cream
    • Taste
      wonderfully interwoven and complex, creamy creamy, buttery, stirred flower honey, a trace Calvados (?)
    • Finish
      mild, creamy, creamy, yet long and intense

  3. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: 3/5 4/5 with water Whisky n ° 1690
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      Powerful, on the malt with some notes of frangipane. More juicy with water.
    • Finish
      Nice presence, with hazelnut.

  5. Imp scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.


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