St Magdalene Linlithgow  Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes
 

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St Magdalene Linlithgow  Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

The Whisky Tasting Indexes - St Magdalene (Linlithgow)

 

St. Magdalene - aka Linlithgow - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Lowlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Premier Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: silent since 1983 - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1798
Address: Linlithgow, West Lothian - Phone:
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by MM’s Robert Karlsson - Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
St. Magdalene 15 yo 1964/1979 (45.7%, Cadenhead)
94 points - Last tasted: August 27, 2007 - Tasting notes: here
St-Magdalene

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Lemons Tea Grassy Oil Peat Apple peelings Austere Oak Ashes Hay Olives


MM Distillery profile:
Saint Magdalene distillery (a.k.a. Linlithgow; named after the town where it was loacted) is one of the long lost distilleries I weep for. I wasn't always as sentimental about Lowland distilleries though - my first experiences with young Lowlanders like Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie (in the early 1990's) pushed me towards Highland and Islay malts. After pretty much neglecting Lowland malts for almost a decade, a chance encounter with the 1979 Rare Malts bottling set me straight. The distillery may have been established .
... More on Malt Madness.


Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - vintage
  • Linlithgow 30 yo 1973/2004 (59.6%, OB, 1500 bottles) - 270807
  • Saint Magdalene 19 yo 1979/1998 (63.8%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 92
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • St Magdalene 1982/2008 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #2199) - 080209
Blackadder
  • Linlithgow 26 yo 1975/2002 (59.3%, Blackadder, cask #30012, 328 bottles) - 310307
  • St Magdalene 25 yo 1982/2008 (61.8%, Blackadder Raw Cask, cask #2180, 603 bottles) - 080209
Cadenhead
  • St. Magdalene 15 yo 1964/1979 (45.7%, Cadenhead) - 270807
  • Saint Magdalene 23 yo 1975/1999 (41.5%, Cadenhead's) - no notes - 88
  • Linlithgow 26 yo 1975/2001 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask) - no notes - 86
  • St. Magdalene 11 yo 1982/1994 (61.5%, Cadenhead) - 270807
  • St-Magdalene 12 yo 1982/1995 (63.8%, Cadenhead) - 150105
  • Linlithgow 1982 (64.3%, Cadenhead, White Label, cask #2841) - 050110
  • St Magdalene 26 yo 1982/2008 (52.7%, Cadenhead) - 050110
Chieftain's - McLeod
  • St Magdalene 26 yo 1982/2009 (55%, Chieftain's, butt, cask #2219, 348 bottles) - 180112
Douglas Laing
  • Linlithgow 31 yo 1970/2002 (52.4%, Douglas Laing Platinum series, 139 bottles) - 250107
  • Linlithgow 26 yo 1974/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 330 bottles) - 291107
  • Saint Magdalene 24 yo 1978/2002 (50%, DL OMC, 504 bottles, Btl. 12/'02) - no notes - 90
  • St Magdalene 23 yo 1982/2006 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, DL ref 2718, 329 bottles) - 041106
  • St Magdalene 30 yo 1982/2013 (58.5%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, refill butt, 99 bottles) - 170314
Gordon & MacPhail
  • St Magdalene 18 yo 1964 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, old brown label) - 240211
Hart Bros
  • St Magdalene 21 yo 1982/2003 (56.5%, Hart Bros) - 041106
  • St Magdalene 23 yo 1982/2006 (56%, Hart Bros, Finest Collection, USA) - 190613
  • St Magdalene 31 yo 1982/2013 (53.5%, Hart Bros, Finest Collection) - 041213
MacKillop's Choice
  • Linlithgow 1982/1999 (62.7%, Mackillop’s Choice, cask #1337) - 270807
Murray McDavid
  • Linlithgow 29 yo 1975/2004 (46%, Murray McDavid Mission IV) - 250107
  • St Magdalene 24 yo 1982/2006 (58.3%, Murray McDavid Mission Gold, enhanced in Vintage Port casks, 446 bottles) - 310307
  • Linlithgow 25 yo 1982/2007 (51.4%, Murray McDavid, Mission Gold, 1000 bottles) - 291107
SMWS
  • St Magdalene 1975/1987 (64.6%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #49.1, 75cl, screw cap) - 180112
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Linlithgow 1975/2001 (50.2%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #96/315) - 250107
Scott's Selection
  • Linlithgow 1975/1999 (56.3%, Scott’s Selection) - 070404
  • Linlithgow 1982/2000 (61.6%, Scott's selection) - no notes - 82
Signatory
  • Linlithgow 29 yo 1975/2005 (48.7%, Signatory Cask Strength Collection, cask #96/3/38) - 220305
  • Linlithgow 18 yo 1982/2001 (43%, Signatory, cask #3002, 472 bottles) - no notes - 80
  • Linlithgow 25 yo 1982/2008 (59.2%, Signatory for LMDW, cask #2201, 388 bottles) - 101008
  • Linlithgow 26 yo 1982/2009 (61.2%, Signatory for Claudio Bernasconi, wine treated butt, cask #08/458, 300 bottles) - 050110
Silver Seal
  • Linlithgow 27 yo 1974/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, First Bottling, 220 bottles) - 240211
  • St. Magdalene 27 yo 1982/2009 (54%, Silver Seal, 400th Anniversary of Galileo, 180 bottles) - 240211
Single Malts of Scotland
  • Linlithgow 23 yo 1982/2006 (60.0%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask #2891) - 250107
  • Linlithgow 25 yo 1982/2008 (46%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask #8902, 245 bottles) - 101008
The Ultimate - Van Wees
  • Linlithgow 1982/2011 (46%, The Ultimate, Rare Reserve, 284 bottles) - 041213
Various IB
  • Linlithgow 25 yo (62.4%, David Croll and www.whisk-e.co.jp) - 050110
  • Linlithgow 1982/2008 (61.8%, Càrn Mor, Celebration of the Cask, refill sherry butt, cask #2220, 582 bottles) - 041213
  • St Magdalene 27 yo 1982/2009 (58.6%, Whisky Tales, 184 bottles) - 180112
  • Linlithgow 28 yo 1982/2011 (46%, Mo Or collection, release #7, cask #2203, 900 bottles) - 180112
 
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