Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1488.06

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45 × member ratings

44 × in collection

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

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

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

    This Whisky was sold for 693 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016

  3. Ouwe Knatser scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    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).

  4. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    St. Magdalene is always good and very much to my liking.
    • Nose
      Sweet lemon cake and grassy aromas at first nosing. Hints of marshmallows. Not very intensive but all pleasant and very nice.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Very long, dominated by notes of slightly bitter tea, becoming dry towards the end.

  6. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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)

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers Note (by WEISER):

    Color: Gold.

    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.

  10. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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?!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93


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