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St. Magdalene

No: 49
Producer: United
Region: Lowland
District: Central  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 66 ; Map reference NT 007 771 ; Latitude 55 57° N, Longitude 3 38° W
Founded 1800s ; Operating Status: closed (1983); converted to apartments

The name derives from land known as St. Magdalene's Cross but the specific site of the distillery is Linlithgow Both the single malt and the distillery have sometimes been identified simply as Linlithgow.

St. Magdalene seems to have been founded in the early 1800s and became the area's principal malt distillery after a multiple merger in 1914. It closed permanently in 1983. © Michael Jackson 1994

Part of the land has been developed as flats and apparently the remainder will follow suit when the property market recovers a little [jb]

At one point there were five distilleries in Linlithgow including the Bulzion and one at Bonnytoun which was eventually subsumed into the St. Magdalene site. [ab]

Distillery rating: (2*)

Linlithgow, West Lothian

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