Small Batch Release
34 Year Old St. Magdalene
A big powerful nose, waxy, chalky, fresh cut grass, wet hay and autumn leaves. Lots of citrus zest, big herbal bouquet, fresh summer fruits, honey, lemon sherbet, hints of sliced ginger and walnuts. After leaving the whisky to breath for a little while a fresh pineapple note comes through and buttery shortbread. There’s a lot going on here, more than expected.
Full bodied, lots more citrus notes pushing through and the herbal freshness opens up the airways. There’s a real lemon sherbet fizz on the tongue, lots of lemon drizzle cake with a lime twist, oranges, apricots, buttery shortbread, tea leaves and wood spices.
The finish is medium to long with a caramel sweetness appearing, the buttery shortbread still prominent, with lots of herbs and spices, some cinnamon and hints of cloves. There’s a slight salty note way at the end, tailing off to a drying pepper note.
A rather complex dram, we were expecting a more delicate experience but we’re certainly surprised at the kick and liveliness of this liquid from the now demolished distillery.
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