Linlithgow 1982
26 Year Old

70cl / 63.7%
  • Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Linlithgow 1982 / 26 Year Old
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From the St. Magdalene distillery comes this ludicrously powerful Linlithgow. This is our best bottling yet from this distillery.
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Single Malts of Scotland
26 Year Old
Bottling Date
Oct 2008
No of Bottles
Cask Type
Refill Sherry
Cask Number
Chill Filtered

Linlithgow 1982 Reviews

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.

2 Customer Reviews

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  • 12 August 2011

    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!

  • 6 July 2009

    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.