- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Cadenhead (CA)
- Bottling serie
- Closed Distilleries
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Number of bottles
- 55.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Nov 2012 11:14 am
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45 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for St. Magdalene 1982 CA
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.95 points
- This Whisky was sold for 693 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016
- Reviewed today by Le Moustache du Whisky
St. Magdalene 30 yo 1982/2012 (55.4%, Cadenhead, 192 bottles) Five stars Colour: pale gold. Nose: those are the wonders of refill wood, you keep the freshness and the original style. Indeed, we aren’t that far from the 11, this is just a little rounder, more mentholy, and even more complex. Clay, chalk, citrons, grapefruits and green tea coated with the finest honeydew and some kind of tar liqueur, Finnish style. And then more and more damp earth, humus, dead leaves, engine oil and all that. Just superb. With water: it gets very mineral. Schweppes, clay, mud, damp hessian, limestone… And in the background, a little lemon. Zing! Mouth (neat): extraordinary, and I mean it. I think we haven’t been paying enough attention to these whiskies when they were easily available, but now that this style is gone gone gone (all about the distillate, not all about stupid oak), all we can do is cry. Unless you’ve got a stash or close friends who’ve got one. With water: fat and nervous at the same time, immaculate, pristine, zesty, extremely mineral. Lemon oil. We’re close to some very petroly riesling once again, and we won’t complain. Finish: quite long, with a marvellous balance and an extreme cleanliness. Very tense whisky. Comments: I’m afraid this baby will be very hard to beat, but you never know, refill wood can do wonders to old whiskies. SGP:272 - 92 points (almost 93).
- St. Magdalene is always good and very much to my liking.
Sweet lemon cake and grassy aromas at first nosing. Hints of marshmallows. Not very intensive but all pleasant and very nice.
Wow - lecker! Powerful and dry, repeating lemony and grassy aromas from the nose. The lemons are a little bit sour and there are additional notes of strong cold tea and salt with a tiny little bit of peat.
Very long, dominated by notes of slightly bitter tea, becoming dry towards the end.
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/st-magdalene-19yo-rare-malts-von-1979-vs-30yo-cadenhead-von-1982-27431/ Color: sunlight
Nose: Creamy-fruity mango with vanilla, citrus (lime), brown sugar and honey.
Taste: Fair entry, very salty, again mango and brown (vanilla) sugar; getting better and better.
Finish: Long! Lots of creamy vanilla, peppery woody aromas mix up the sugar sweetener.
89 points (nose: 91 / taste: 88 / finish: 88)
- Bottlers Note (by WEISER):
Aroma: Oatmeal, Madeira cakes and ginger. Baked by itself.
Taste: Elegant, citrus/lemon notes. Sweet hay, like a summer meadow.
Final: Ginger spice, marshmallows and brown bread.
- Gorgeous old lowland malt. Nose is fruity, warm and full, with plenty of evidence of a well-aged whisky, but all perfectly balanced. Fresh and fruity on the palate, with some lovely citrus in the background. Medium-long finish with some subtle spices lingering at the end. Seriously impressive stuff, and a great example of an old St Magdalene. Why oh why did they shut this distillery?!