Linlithgow 1982 / 26 Year Old

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Linlithgow 1982 / 26 Year Old
70cl / 63.7%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
From the St. Magdalene distillery comes this ludicrously powerful Linlithgow. This is our best bottling yet from this distillery.
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CountryScotlandRegionLowlandBottlerSpeciality Drinks LtdBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesSingle Malts of ScotlandAge26 Year OldVintage1982Bottling DateOct 2008Cask TypeRefill SherryCask Number1622Chill FilteredNoNo of Bottles601
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by TF

N:  A very accessible nose despite the massive strength.  Almost immediately, fresh grass, apple blossom, honeyed porridge, oatmeal cookies - remarkably fresh for its age.  After a while the oak appears but always remains polite and balanced. Delightful.

P:  At full strength (careful!) the oak is more noticeable, but the lighter honeyed, fruity touches fight their way through the big, mouth-watering alcohol.  Pleasant, but clearly water is advised.

After a glass of water for me and a few drops for the dram, I've taken it down to (guesstimate) high 40s abv: the oats are more assertive on the nose now.  Palate is much more tempered and sweeter, with some lovely natural caramel and barley sugar. 

F:  The oak is getting slightly dusty, as these older malts frequently will.  Somehow it realy suits the other flavours of this dram.

C:  I enjoyed this a lot and Sukhinder is raving about it.  This is, for me, a big step up from our previous Linlithgow, which was very well-received, and is without a doubt my favourite of the bottlings we've done so far from this distillery.

Customer Reviews:(2 reviews)
Just got my bottle of this Linlithgow and it is amazing stuff. A little water goes a long way in reducing the big kick of the alcohol, but overall it is fresh, vibrant and a joy to drink! The notes of porridge (oats as we call them here) and sweet fruit and honey are particularly pleasant for me. And it's very well priced!
- Ben, Singapore, 12th Aug '11
I visit the Whisky Exchange every March when I go to London, and go home with some of the spoils. This year ('09) it was the 26 yr old 1982 Linlithgow. I was not disappointed! (also try the whiskys -ies? that Whisky Exchange bottles in the reagent bottles!). See you next March, for sure.
- Steve H from Seattle, 6th Jul '09
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