St Magdalene 26 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
St. Magdalene (1982) Butt 26 YO at 50%
Cask number - 2219
Distilled 1982 / Bottled 2009
Said to have been founded in the eighteenth century on the lands of St. Magdalene's Cross, the former site of an annual fair and of St. Magdalene's Hospital. This site accommodated a leper colony in the 12th century, and later a convent, before a distillery was established, possibly in 1765. Production ceased in 1983 and some of the buildings have since been converted into apartments. The distillery has sometimes been known as Linlithgow, after its hometown west of Edinburgh and close to the river Forth. Linlithgow was a centre of milling and malting in the seventeenth century and brewing and distilling in the eighteenth century.
Tasting Notes -
Nose - Fresh malt, light ginger spic, lanoline. Beautiful elegant nose
Body - Sweet, herbal and hot spice followed by a light hint of smoke and candy notes.
Finish - Hot, fresh and citrusy.
Bottled by William Maxwell and Co Ltd.
Ian MacLeod - From the Dun Bheagan Collection of Rare Whisky