St. Magdalene 1970

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
23 years old
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Sep 2008 9:50 am
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2063.88

33 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Magdalene 1970

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.49 points

  1. eleiko5 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    St. Magdalene 23y 1970 (58,1%, RM 1994)

    Nose: powerful and direct. Fruity but… quite some sulphur as well. Too bad really. I decided to let it air for 20 minutes. That helped, but the off-notes didn’t disappear completely. There’s definitely peat on the nose, and some burnt caramel / toffee. Some orange candy, but nothing like the femininity of the 1982 Douglas Laing St. Magdalene OMC. I, fact, this one didn’t appeal much to me. Mouth: powerful and rather grassy (burnt grass even). Slightly nutty (almonds). Oil, marzipan, herbs. Finish: very long and chewy. Herbal notes again, light peat and dry oak.

    I find it difficult to evaluate this one. It definitely has some qualities, but I’m missing some finesse. I think “obscure” fits this bottling well. I prefer the Douglas Laing.

    Score: 78/100




  2. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 21 86

    Interesting, but very strong Magdalena

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 578 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

  5. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent bottle, yes a bit strong in volume, but very pleasant to drink. The sweet maltiness temptation from the Lowlands, complex oaky notes with a fine and long finish.


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