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St Magdalene 1979 Rare Malts 19 Year Old / 63.80%

Lot: 6156878

St Magdalene 1979 Rare Malts 19 Year Old / 63.80%

Winning Bid: £1,500
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 20 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
St Magdalene
Age: 
19 Year Old
Vintage: 
1979
Region: 
Lowland
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
63.80%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

St Magdalene 1979 Rare Malts 19 Year Old / 63.80%

The Rare Malts Selection was a historic selection of single malt whiskies from operational and lost distilleries that were released by Diageo between 1995 and 2005. As with the Flora & Fauna series, they were often from lesser-seen single malt distilleries.

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 one of the three official bottlings from Diageo labelled St. Magadalene, all of which were part of this series. They later bottled a Special Release using the Linlithgow brand.

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