It’s my birthday so I have an excellent excuse to post a review of a special whisky, one that comes from a closed lowlands distillery, a 32 Year old St. Magdalene Distillery (also known as Linlithgow) whisky.
I had the opportunity to see the old distillery site when my friend Tom took me there two years ago (a few pictures are here) but I didn’t taste any whisky made there until very recently when I finally tasted the 32 yo whisky bottled earlier this year by Cadenhead.
The whisky was distilled in 1982 and bottled in January 2015 at cask strength of 58.1% and only 282 bottles were produced.
Cadenhead St. Magdalene 1982 32 yo (58.1%, 282 bottles, €605)
Nose: Dusty & sour, even chalky. But then come the fresh and dry cut grass and floral notes, honey, peaches syrup (from a can), gummy bears, lemongrass leaves, thymine spice. With a few drop of water it opens up and deliver perfume, extra floral notes with hints of sweet dried fruit. Continue reading