St Magadalene 19 years 1979

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St Magadalene 19 years 1979

Postby Lugarteniente » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:24 am

I have seen this malt rated at malt maniacs as the top ten malt. Anyone here has tried it? Opinions?

With a 64 % alc. I supose is to be drinked diluted---

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Postby Admiral » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:56 am

Who is the bottler? Was it Gordon & MacPhail or an OB?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:27 am

I think the one everyone's been raving about is a Rare Malts.

Most folks would probably add a drop or two of water, Lugey, but that's for you to decide for yourself.

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Postby bamber » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:49 pm

Good but not great. Been sitting on a bottle for around 9 months. Jim Murray's and Michael Jackson's scores are much closer to the mark IMHO.

Much better value malts out there.

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Postby Tom » Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:35 pm

Havent tried it, but had a St Magdalene 24Y from OMC wich blew me away. Actually any St Magdalene I tried was rocking. But they were also all in the twenties.

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Postby The Dazzler » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:40 pm


I second you on that 24yo OMC St Magdalene, I would probably rate this one the best lowlander I have ever tried, (or there abouts). The 19yo St Magdalene Rare Malt is a fine dram also.


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Postby Ize » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:38 pm

I have had it (and still have), nothing special, it has very very roundish taste if you ask me. It is good whisky, don't get me worng, but IMHO it does not offer value for it's price. But maybe it's because I'm not very keen on light malts (lowlanders) ... which is bit weird because this is told to be nothing like other lowlanders. :shock:

P.S. I have had also Douglas Laing Linlithgow -bottle (OMC 26yo if I recall right) and in my opinion it had bit more taste in it ... I could sense hint of a licorice in it which is always nice.

P.P.S. Weird, I can't find any "hits" on 26yo DL OMC Linlithgow, but that's what I've written down in my tasting log years ago. :?:

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Postby hpulley » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:05 pm

Richard Joynson poured us some 1973 30yo OB Linlithgow and it was sublime! I would not have guessed it was a lowlander, or 30yo. It was full bodied, spicy, zippy, lively -- not what one would expect from the lowlands. Another sadly closed one but it is funny that the owner still has some casks and still puts out OBs.


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Postby AVB » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:28 am

I've got the Scott's 19 yo Linlithgow at 123.2 proof and it is one spicey dram too. It is pretty close to the OMC 24 St Magdalene IMO.

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Postby Bullie » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:47 pm

The St.Magdalene 1979 that the MM's are celebrating is a Rare Malt bottling from Diageo. It's ABV is 63.80% and it's truly an amazing dram.

I've tasted a 21 yrs from OMC, and it doesn't even get close to the 1979. It's a very spicy dram, that can take a LOT of water. It get's spicier the more water you add. But of course, that's a matter of opinion... :wink:

As discussing bang for the buck, I must say, It's worth every pennie. It's one of the cheaper RM-bottlings. Approximately 100 Euro.

I included this dram in a blind RM-tasting (six different RM's, one a Port Ellen from 1978), and this bottling came in second.

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