"This Lowland Distillery took its name from St Magdalene's Cross, once a site of a medieval fair and leper colony. The Union Canal ran behind the distillery and not only supplied the cooling water, but in the distillery's heyday it was also the main method of supply, with barley and other materials brought in by barge to its jetty. The distillery was closed down in 1983, and sold for property development. Now a very rare single malt.
"A 1982 vintage St Magdalene from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of the Rare Old series. This was distilled the year before the distillery sadly closed, and was bottled in 2013 after around three decades of maturation."
- Distiller's Notes
Region: Lowlands (light and fresh). Lowland malt whiskies tend to be drier and lighter in character, and show few overtly peaty characteristics.