St. Magdalene (Linlithgow) 1982 Rare Old (2001)

ABV: 40.0%
Vintage: 2001
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Region: Lowland
Type: Single Malt Scotch
Volume: 70cl
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St. Magdalene 1982 vintage Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. Bottled 2001 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Rare Old series.

Tasting Notes


This is initially quite a complex malt that takes the addition of a little water to release the peaty nose. There is also a hint of licorice coming through. This is really a very pleasant typical Lowland malt with a sweet sherry initial taste, which comes from the cask in which it was matured. Try as a pre-dinner aperitif.



St. Magdalene Distillery

St. Magdalene's malt whiskey distillery was established by Adam Dawson at Linlithgow in 1824 and opened shortly thereafter. The Union Canal flowed right by on its southern doorstep and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway steamed right past on its northern flank ensuring easy access to rapidly expanding markets. St. Magdalene's Distillery closed in 1983, later converted into private housing and is now a lost Lowland malt whiskey distillery. All the whiskey from St. Magdalene's four stills went into blends during its working life, the few single cask bottlings are a modern development and listed amongst their limited number is Carn Mor's 1982 vintage.


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