Single cask #2199. Unchillfiltered 25-year old example from the closed Lowland distillery in Linlithgow.
This bottle scooped Whisky Magazine's 2010 Independent Bottlers Challenge Gold Award.
Grassy smoky aromas that mingle with pineapple and citrus. The lively, flinty palate gives sooty bursts held on a wave of honey. Some red liquorice creeps in toward the end with pleasant oak showing.
St Magdalene (Linlithgow)
St. Magdalene malt whisky distillery was established by Sebastian Henderson in Linlithgow sometime between 1753 and 1798. During the 1810s St. Magdalene Distillery was amalgamated with its near neighbour Bonnytoun Distillery. The Union Canal was constructed right on its southern doorstep during the early nineteenth century then the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway steamed right past on its northern doorstep and ensured easy access to rapidly expanding markets. St. Magdalene Distillery closed in 1983 and was later converted into private housing and is now a lost Scottish Lowland malt whisky distillery. All the whisky from St. Magdalene’s four stills went into blends during its working life, the few single cask bottlings are a modern development.