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St. Magdalene 19 yo Rare Malt Collection 1979

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St. Magdalene 19 yo Rare Malt Collection 1979

Postby PoppaMitch » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:26 pm

My brother-in-law brought this back from Paris for me several years ago. I'm on the fence on whether to drink or sell, and I was hoping to get some idea as to the value of the bottle. It is a 70cl bottle at 63.8%. Thanks in advance!
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Re: St. Magdalene 19 yo Rare Malt Collection 1979

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:16 pm

It would be great if you could post some photos. St Magdalene is a very sought after whisky by some collectors, as it now a closed distillery. In December of last year a bottle of the same vintage was sold on WhiskyAucton.com for 206 euros, about £185, and I have also seen it for sale on one web site for as much as £400.

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Re: St. Magdalene 19 yo Rare Malt Collection 1979

Postby PoppaMitch » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:44 pm

I can't seem to upload a photo for some reason, but this is the bottle:

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/produc ... 0000005004

and

http://www.thewhiskyvault.com/st-magdal ... 1394-p.asp

I've got the box and insert. The fill level is approaching the bottle's shoulder, thus the moment of truth! Thanks!
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Re: St. Magdalene 19 yo Rare Malt Collection 1979

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:43 pm

The level of the whisky in the bottle is not that important and some would say is a good indication that it is not a fake, provided that the seal is in tack. You could get a professional valuation from an auctioneer who specializes in selling whisky, or put it on an auction site like e-bay, but I would strongly advise that you put a reserve price on it. Then again, if the money is not that important to you, drink it and enjoy.

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Re: St. Magdalene 19 yo Rare Malt Collection 1979

Postby AVB » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:43 am

I just bought the same in a private sale for about £200 on 12 Feb.
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