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St Magdalene 1982-1995 - 12 Year Old - Cadenheads Authentic Collection - Single Cask

LOT ID: 0823-236


End Date : Oct 18 2023 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 7   

Winning Bid
£360.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

St Magdalene (Linlithgow) 1982 - 1995. 12 Year Old. Bottled by Cadenhead's for their Authentic Collection. Single Cask. 70cl. 63%. In presentation box.

CONDITION

Good.

FILLING LEVEL

High Shoulder

Distillery:  St. Magdalene / Linlithgow

Distillery Status:  Closed

Bottler: Cadenhead's

Region: Highland

Distilled Year: 1982

Bottling Year: 1995

Age: 12

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: NA

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 63%

St. Magdalene distillery (sometimes known as Linlithgow) is one of the greatest and most sorely missed of the lost Lowland distilleries. The distillery’s 1983 closure attracted little outcry but a handful of extraordinary Rare Malts bottlings in the late 1990s brought home the scale of the loss. Thankfully, a great many casks of St. Magdalene/Linlithgow have appeared from independent bottlers, with high strength versions by Cadenhead’s, SMWS, Douglas Laing and Gordon & MacPhail all performing well at auction.

St. Magdalene’s spirit, although sometimes showing a typical Lowland grassiness, was also frequently considerably more robust and austere than one would expect, with the pre-1975 vintages in particular displaying a minerally, oily waxiness more akin to the old Highland style malts than the soft Lowland archetype, while post-1975 vintages sometimes tend more towards elegance and fruitiness. A marvellous distillery that malt fans must try while bottlings still exist.

In 1842 George Duncan established a wine merchant and distillery agency business in Aberdeen. Duncan was joined in the early 1850s by his brother-in-law William Cadenhead, who took over the business after Duncan’s death in 1858, changing the company’s name to Wm. Cadenhead. When Cadenhead died in 1904 the company passed to his nephew Robert Duthie, who developed the spirits side of the business.

Duthie died suddenly in 1931, and employee Ann Oliver was put in charge of Cadenhead’s. Sadly, Oliver’s tenure ended in financial difficulty and on her retirement in 1972 the business was forced to sell its entire inventory. Cadenhead’s was acquired soon afterwards by J & A Mitchell, proprietors of Springbank distillery, who relocated the business to Campbeltown. Cadenhead’s has flourished under Mitchell’s stewardship, releasing many legendary single malt bottlings in the 1980s and 1990s and now has outlets in Edinburgh and London as well as Campbeltown.

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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £360.00 18th October 2023 19:45