Monday, 25 August 2008

St Magdalene 19 yo 1979/1998 Rare Malts

St Magdalene 19 yo 1979/1998 Rare Malts

Rare Malts, official bottling
Single malt - Lowlands
63.8% ABV

Nose: Peat, sherry, coffee, cocoa, raisins, hint of salt caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light body, smooth, warm, volatile, vapourises easily.
Tasting: Sweet salty. Peat, leather, coffee, toast, chocolate, hints of guarana.
Finish: Long. Bitter, walnut skins, peanuts, peat.


Sometimes I get lucky. The Capital was selling this at a price I think is only about 75% of what I would pay for it in a bar, so I ordered a dram. It was delicious - classic Lowlands body (no doubt enhanced by the near 64% strength!), peat wreathed through a succession of toasty, chocolatey notes, with a little bit of fruit lurking in the background. For people who like strong, bold flavours. Big, big salute to an increasingly hard to get single malt. St Magdalene - another distillery they shouldn't have shut.


I like this a lot!

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