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Saturday, 23 June 2012

ST. MAGDALENE 1982 - DOUGLAS LAING - OLD MALT CASK - PART V

Southeast of Alloa and the demolished Carsebridge Distillery reviewed in the last post, we find the town of Linlithgow. Besides being the birthplace of Mary - Queen of Scots. Linlithgow is also near the Union Canal - the old waterway used to transport goods between Edinburg and Glasgow in the good old days.

Up until 1983 - the town also had the St. Magdalene/Linlithgow Distillery.
The name St. Magdalene comes from the name of the leper colony/hospital that used to be on site during different periods from the 12th century and on... Today the old distillery buildings have been turned into apartments.

On to the whisky:

St. Magdalene 1982 28yo 50% xx.09.1982/xx.11.2010, refill butt#6810,439 bottles, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Pale straw in colour

Nose:
Lemon, honey and sweet breakfast cereals

Taste:
Honey Melon, a green and citric note - like standing in a citrus grove, hint of aniseed and malt. Sweet bakery note as well. Lovely - could drink this all night!

89/100!

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