Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
G&M Connoisseurs Choice St Magdalene 1981 bottled 1997 40% 70cl
Originally known as 'Linlithgow', after the town where it was situated, the St. Magdalent Distillery dates back to 1798 and possibly 1765. In 1834 it moved to a new site that could source water from the Union Canal but also had relatively easy access to a railway line - the site previously home to a leper colony and hospital, itself named St. Magdalene, at which point the distillery changed name.
The disitllery evenutally became part of the DCL conglomerate and ultimately closed down in 1983, with some of the buildings convereted into apartments, still retaining the distinctive pagoda roofs.
It has become a legendary lost distillery, with a warm yet soft flavour profile so renowned in the Lowland style.
This particular bottling features new make spirit distilled in 1981 - 2 years before the distillery closure - that was purchased by Gordon & MacPhail and filled into their own ex-Sherry barrels. There's a light nutty note with hints of candied ginger and a slight grassy touch.
The bottle is fully sealed and intact and the fill level is high. The condition of the bottle is excellent. If you have any questions about this bottle or would like to see more pictures please get in touch. For the sake of transparency, The Spirit Specialist will receive a commission based on the final sale price.
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