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Anyone had Gordon & MacPhails 1975 St. Magdalene?

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Anyone had Gordon & MacPhails 1975 St. Magdalene?

Postby hpulley » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:19 pm

I saw Gordon & MacPhail 1975 (bottled 2003) 49% St. Magdalene cask 20 in the store for a decent price but can't really find any notes on it. Anyone tried it? It's almost the end of lowland season but perhaps I could save it for next summer (yeah right!).

Harry
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Postby Bullie » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:37 pm

Are you sure it was 75-03 and ABV 49%??? I thought G&MP just released two different Rare Old St. Magdalenes.... The -75 (30yo) and the 1982.

Here is the tastingnotes for my 1975-2005:

St. Magdalene 1975 30yo Rare Old (G&MP) 43%
Nose: Apples, bananas and other fruits. Hints of wood. Leather. Dark chocolate.
Palate: Medium to full body. Oily. Fruity. Almonds and liqorice.
Finish: Short. Some dry smoke and woodnotes.
Comments: A fruitbasket.
Score: 89
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Postby hpulley » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:56 pm

It's as I said, just picked one up (see the most recent purchase thread) and it says: Gordon & MacPhail Reserve Single Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky from St Magdalene Distillery, Cask no 20 distilled 1975, bottled 2003, 49.0%

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Postby Bullie » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:35 am

hpulley wrote:Gordon & MacPhail Reserve Single Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky from St Magdalene Distillery, Cask no 20 distilled 1975, bottled 2003, 49.0%

Harry


Ah, that was the final qlue I needed... ;) That Reserve series gives me headaches when looking for them, since G&MP doesn't have them listed. It seems as this series is a 'special' one... Most often a very high quality product. Tasted 6 or 7 different bottlings from this series, and they've all been very good.
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Postby hpulley » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:18 pm

Yeah, nothing on their web page about it. 303 bottles from cask 20. Very good stuff indeed and a decent price for a 28yo too. Not really a summer lowland so I can enjoy it at least into fall (not sure it will last into winter).

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