Magilligan Pure Pot Still

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt for Ian Macleod & Co
Stated Age
05 years old
Bourbon Barrels
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Mar 2010 5:57 pm

Average value

€ 33.95

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15 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Magilligan Pure Pot Still

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.08 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Did not expect a lot of this young Cooley, but I was positively surprised! Not the most complex dram but easily drinkable with lots of yellow fruitiness. Don't let yourself fooled by the relatively low WB ratings. Recommended.
    • Nose
      Starts with gentle fruitiness of mango and papaya. Tinned peach as well. Touch of vanilla and clover-honey. Sunflowers and hints of aniseed. Mineral notes of wet stones and chalk at the background.
    • Taste
      The fruitiness continues with yellow apples, overripe bananas and apricots. Followed with notes of butterscotch, cake mix and candy-floss. Caramel and spices of cinnamon and ginger. It's oily, sweet and quite creamy.
    • Finish
      Medium long with a little white pepper. Whispers of cedar wood intermingled with a whiff of smoke. Metallic edge at the end.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 08-08-2020 in Straberg.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Very light Irish to sip on a lazy summer day. Nothing special IMHO.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    Dried leaves and husky note. Dusty nose of cereal warehouse, although
    quite bread-y, but rather raw. The stillman making a wee late cut
    probably. :)

    Palate:- Acidic and strangely dry with grapefruits sourness linger on.

    Finish:- Harsh, hints of cough syrup and ethyl. Short. Rather unpleasant.

    — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      65 65

  6. McCool scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Willie JJ scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Very enjoyable dram
    • Nose
      Lovely malty, vanilla nose on this. A touch of feints perhaps?
    • Taste
      Mmm, very nearly barley sugar. Cream and madiera cake
    • Finish
      Quite spicy and nearly hot, but ultimately controlled. Medium length.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    There is also an 8 year old peated Magilligan, as well as a 1991 Vintage Sherry Wood Finish. The unpeated well version costs around 37 EUR in Belgium. Very easy going card players whiskey.
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh, very sweet and smells of caramelized pineapple cubes. It has got quite some lime and peach and a hint of nuts. Softly spiced. Fresh and fruity, but very light. Do I detect a bit of peat, even? Probably just my imagination.
    • Taste
      It is crispy on the palate, very accessible, with a slight bite from the spices. Very nice. A touch grainy. The emphasis is on lime here.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and probably the most interesting part of this Magilligan. It turns nicely warm from some white pepper, is slightly drying with again the ghost of peat wondering around.

  9. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This is a very interesting whiskey, it's only 5yo. So fruity, but the finish is a disaster, very tasteless. With a better finish, it could easily get a couple of points more..
    • Nose
      The nose feeling is a cooling one. Very fruity, exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      So many layers of fruit, and a nice spicy attack.
    • Finish
      Short finish, rather tasteless...


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