St Magdalene 1978 Single Cask 20 Year Old / 64 Waterloo Street Centenary
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.
A official single cask offering from St Magdalene distillery. This was distilled in March 1978 and laid down in a refill European oak cask for 20 years.
It was was bottled in 1998 to celebrate 100 years since the building of 64 Waterloo Street in Glasgow, home of the Engineering Department of United Distillers and Vintners since 1942.
This is bottle 120 of 396.
Includes framed original letter from UDV.
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