St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest Collection

St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest Collection

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St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest Collection, 53,5 %

St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest CollectionThis is a lowland whisky from the now closed St. Magdalene distillery. This whisky was tasted full blind recently, and the notes are from that tasting.

The St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest Collection is bottled by independent bottler Hart Brothers, and imported to Sweden by Whiskytaste Sweden.

If you part with SEK 4299 a full bottle can be yours at the Systembolaget in Sweden (item number 85400).

Nose (21/25): Fruity, slightly sour citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, stearin, mild waxiness, mild honey and tender oaky notes. A bit strong on the attack, needed some air. With water: Milder and more fruity.

Taste (20/25): Caramel and some perfume. Quite rich. Oranges and orange bitters, with some pepper and raw ginger. With water: Brings out the alcohol more, not for the better.

Finish (21/25): Warm. Orange bitters, oranges, oily, honey, more grapefruit right at the end. The grapefruit actually gets more and more pronounced by each sip. Strange indeed, but not in a bad way. With water: The grapefruit calms down, and in it's place I find more pepper and oranges without the bitterness.

Balance (21/25): This is a good dram, by all means, but it was a bit to much grapefruit for me really. Not the biggest grapefruit fan, I guess.

Score (83/100)

Image from The Whisky Exchange.

Sláinte! - Thomas

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