Distilled at The St Magdalene distillery in September 1982 & bottled in Glasgow October 2013. Aged 31 years & bottled at 53.3% Alc/vol. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring.
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.
The date that the distillery was established is uncertain, any where between 1765 and 1798. Rumour has it that the site accommodated a leper colony in the 12th century and later a convent. St. Magdalene was one of the original founders of the Scottish Malt Distillers along with Glenkinchie, Rosebank, Grange and Clydesdale. Of the five only Glenkinchie survives. The distillery which has sometimes been known as Linlithgow, after the town in which it is situated was closed in 1983. Some of the buildings have been converted into apartments so it is unlikely that it will ever re-open.