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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
The views expressed here are entirely my own, unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


I've only reviewed a couple of other Linlithgow/St. Magdalene bottles on here and to be honest its not a distillery I've had that many drams from... which is a mistake, IMO. Now, I've had some from before I got really serious with whisky and started taking notes etc. but these are lost in the Scottish mist, I'm afraid - though I remember them as very pleasant, all of them.

As with all closed distilleries, bottlings have become expensive, but if you have some extra money to spend, I think a bottle of this well worth your time and money - that is if you want a lighter in style-whisky instead of paying really silly money for a bottle of either Port Ellen or Brora. But as always... do your homework before departing with your hard earned money as there, as with all distilleries, are some duds out there. So, read blogs and whisky sites - whiskybase.com is a good place to do your research.
But, again do keep in mind that its peoples personal tastes that shines through on these sites and that your palate may differ anywhere from a little to a lot from that of the reviewer.

Time for the review...

Linlithgow 1982 28yo (05.19.1982/xx.04.2011) 57,3% Cask#2206, Mackillop's Choice

Colour is full straw

Loads of vanilla and gentle oak, lemon rind, honey, green malt, warm banana and grassy notes - lovely! Btw, does this come with a little peat???

This is a multi layered whisky, one to take your time with. Oak is perfect measures with the age showing only slightly. I'd say it carries some oils that makes the whole thing very mouth coating and its sweet on boiled fruits, a little oak spice and fresh ginger, honey and light natural caramel. Water brings out a more spicy edge to this one, mainly pepper.

A very nice dram for sure and along with Rosebank, a huge loss for distilling in the lowlands of Scotland


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