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Saint Magdalene 19yo 1979/1998

(63.8%, OB Rare Malts Selection)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistillerySaint Magdalene
Bottler Official Bottling
RangeRare Malts Selection
Brand NameSaint Magdalene
Year Distilled1979
Year Bottled1998
Alcohol By Volume63.8%
Average Score89

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin92
Johannes van den Heuvel97
Olivier Humbrecht93
Michel van Meersbergen92
Robert Karlsson90
Konstantin Grigoriadis60
Davin de Kergommeaux94
Ho-cheng Yao89
Craig Daniels86
Krishna Nukala93
Luca Chichizola86
Pit Krause87
Thomas Lipka88
Rich Howard94

Retired Maniac Ratings
Bert Bruyneel95
Martin Diekmann89
Luc Timmermans90

Tasting Notes
Krishna NukalaWell- First of all, million thanks to Ben for treating me with this rare dram which incidentally is Johannes's favorite dram and he used to talk about a lot. Nose: First impression- Beeswax with grassy notes and peat and smoke plays a truant. Spices like cinnamon and heavy sweet notes that accompanies an old style whisky. On palate you get immediately salt licorice and my God, this has lot of depth. Add a little water and you get those lemony notes of a low lander and after some time heather and old leather. The finish is everlasting full bodied and after swallowing you make that typical sound of the tongue with palate signifying extreme satisfaction. Tremendous whisky.
Rich Howardhuge maltiness, huge vanilla and butter, multigrain bread, blackboard chalk, hint of fresh cherries, fresh coffee cream. the palate is incredibly rich and vibrant, with warm bread dough, heather, oatmeal with honey, chamomile tea, lemon meringue, denim, eucalyptus, herbal cough drops, pie crust and old lace. this one will leave you practically speechless.