Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
11 years old
Oak Cask
62.6 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 sep 2008 11:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1669.13

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Whisky reviews for St. Magdalene 1982 CA

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.25 points.

  1. nad-castle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    When neat, there is stinging alcohol first, covering things. It takes some time until the first hints of the whisky's fruity side emerge. With water, it immediately opens up and stewed apples, ripe pears and other kinds of orchard fruits appear.

    With a few drops of water, it is remarkably fruity and estery. The mouthfeel is quite oily, waxy and chewy, absolutely great.

    Medium to long, quite warming, perhaps also thanks to its high ABV.

    When tasting it blind (as I did), one wouldn't believe that this is in fact an 11-year-old. That waxiness makes it an absolutely stunning old-style (lowland) dram, notably complex for its age. Some may argue "come on this is just OBE", but even if so, it's not to its disadvantage. Heady stuff! 91 points.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    St. Magdalene 11 yo 1982/1994 (62.6%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection)
    You know why these bottlings are interesting, that’s because you’re
    supposed to find the original style of a long-gone distillery,
    especially when it’s as young as this. And as pale in colour. Colour:
    white wine. Nose: when I opened this bottle one moth ago the whisky was
    horribly brutal, but now I find it rather more approachable. As often
    with St. Magdalene, what’s really impressive is the petroly side, the
    extreme leafiness and the wonderful mineral profile. So even at 11 years
    old, it’s already very complex, with some mezcal, gravel, green tea,
    lamp oil, earth and tobacco. We aren’t far from the stunning Rare malts
    19yo that had impressed us all at the time. With water: medicines?
    Chalk? Smoked tea? Mud? Menthol lozenges? Hessian? This so very St.
    Magdalene… Mouth (neat): cough, cough… It’s really strong, and all I get
    is quite a lot of apples and pears (young spirit) plus a greasy and
    ashy leafiness. Cough, cough… With water: but this is artisan, single
    village mezcal! Brine olives clay smoke tea grapefruit rhubarb ashes
    coal oil… Finish: long, sharp and precise, always with this leafy
    minerality. What a spirit. Chalky/grassy aftertaste. Comments: what a
    spirit indeed. What’s really fun is to check how un-Lowland St.
    Magdalene was. I had another 11 by CAD at 61.5% at WF 90, but this will
    be… SGP:372 - 91 points.



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