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St Magdalene 1963 Gordon and MacPhail 16 Year Old

Lot: 5079714

St Magdalene 1963 Gordon and MacPhail 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £1,656
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 46 bids

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St Magdalene
16 Year Old
Gordon & Macphail
Bottled Strength: 
70 proof
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St Magdalene 1963 Gordon and MacPhail 16 Year Old

St Magdalene, also known as Linlithgow (after its home town) was a large distillery who's output was almost entirely for the purposes of blending. It was built in the 18th century, but was acquired by DCL (now Diageo) in 1912, who operated it until its closure in 1983. Like many others, it was deemed surplus to requirements as the blended Scotch market hit a downturn, leaving DCL over-supplied. As a result of this, its single malt is particularly rare. It was only officially bottled three times by Diageo, but a number of increasingly sought after releases have been bottled by independent companies over the years. The collectability of which is likely only to increase, as unlike other members of the 1983 club, St Magdalene was demolished and is not in line for a resurrection.

This is a 1963 vintage from Gordon & MacPhail, bottled as a 16 year old.

The black and red labelled Connoisseurs Choice labels were the very first. The range was initially devised for Edoardo Giaccone in Italy in the early 1970s, but became part of the main Gordon & MacPhail portfolio in 1979. It is now one of the most widely recognised independent brands in the world.


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