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St magdalene 1982-2008 - 25 Year Old - Douglas Laing - Old Malt Cask - Single Cask 4282

LOT ID: 0823-831


End Date : Oct 18 2023 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 4   

Winning Bid
£400.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

St magdalene 1982 - 2008. 25 Year Old. Bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask series. Cask number 4282. One of 378 bottles matured in a Refill Butt. 700ml. 50%. In presentation box.

A 1982 single cask from lost Lowland distillery St. Magdalene, bottled in 2008 without colouring or chill filtration as a 25-year-old by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. Cask 4282 was a refill sherry butt that yielded a total of 378 bottles at 50%. This was one of the typical late-era St. Magdalenes, beautifully elegant and fruity, with notes of green apples, hay, and Poire William.

CONDITION

Some wear to box.

FILLING LEVEL

High Shoulder

Distillery:  St. Magdalene / Linlithgow

Distillery Status:  Closed

Bottler: Douglas Laing

Region: Lowland

Distilled Year: 1982

Bottling Year: 2008

Age: 25

Bottles Produced: 378

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 4282

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 50%

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.

Founded in the late 1940s by Fred Douglas Laing Sr, the Douglas Laing company spent decades as whisky blenders and exporters before Fred Laing’s sons Stewart and Fred Jr introduced the highly influential Old Malt Cask single malt range in 1998. The McGibbon’s Provenance and Old & Rare Platinum series followed soon afterwards, establishing Douglas Laing as one of Scotland’s finest independent bottlers.

In 2013 Stewart Laing left the business, taking Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare to his new company Hunter Laing, while Fred Laing Jr was joined by his daughter Cara and her husband Chris Leggatt from Morrison Bowmore. The Old Particular and Extra Old Particular ranges were introduced to replace Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare, and the company has since moved into distilling with the purchase of Strathearn distillery in 2019 and the construction of Clutha distillery in Glasgow.

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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £400.00 17th October 2023 12:47