St. Magdalene 1979 Rare Malts
Added on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 02:49 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 19 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 63.80 % Region: Lowland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled October 1998
Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  Malt, hay, water brings out oolong tea note.


Palate:  Sweet and malty with some white wine.


Finish:  Syrupy and malty.


This one takes water well, bringing out both sweet and funky notes.


N: Sweetness from stewed grape, nectarine, white wine, raisin and vanilla. There are floral qualities as well. Some weirder chalky and metallic notes linger.

P: Crisp on the palate. Fresh cut fruit: grape, white nectarine, kiwi, tangerine and kumquat. Good texture. Dry woodiness and hints of sherry sweetness.


F: Green limes and fudge



Pretty much exactly what you'd expect, but in a great way, from a crotch-kicking lowlander. Moderately-sweet with a burst of honey and mixed mild spices, long fade. Holds up sip after sip and takes water well. Really excels at what it does. 

n: floral malt and red jam/cherry nose. Light cinnamon and vanilla and more of the dried red fruits.


t: very bright and sweet fruit forward. Green grapes, heavy oak, and fresh cinnamon, quite malty and hot. Hints of citrus.


With water it become more sugary sweet (powdered sugar). 

A bit too refined and light for my palatte.


Linlithgow [B/B-]

The nose features more dark and robust fruits (than say "fruity" berry styles). With oxygen even some lemon. The palate is sweet and straightforward. Not a lot of notes, but this is a gem. B+/A- [9/26/14] 

n:  Salty cheerios


p:  Very hot.   Add water


Sugarymalt with lemon.  Simple but solid



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