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Lowland Fantasies

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Which would you have liked to continue operation?

Poll ended at Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:36 pm

Rosebank
6
46%
St. Magdalene/Linlithgow
7
54%
 
Total votes : 13

Lowland Fantasies

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:36 pm

This time we'll explore the Lowlands. Two favorites lost to time. Rosebank and St. Magdalene/Linlithgow. Which would you have liked to have continued?

Yes, indeed, a tough choice I do believe.
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby Wave » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:03 pm

Since both distilleries are largely gone now my fantasy answer would be St. Magdalene/Linlithgow. A distillery with a lot of history behind it. It's on the grounds that was once a leper colony in the 12th century later turned convent, turned hospital till turning into a distillery in the mid-1700's (you gotta love the Scots!) on the railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Turning it into a row of flats was an anti-climatic turn in history for this site but no telling what it'll turn into a 100 years from now. :wink:



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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby I_SPEY » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:47 pm

I 've both sampled and have a preference for the St. Magdalene. I do like the Rosebank( have now a Rosebank 12-year-old F&F - very nice), but there's some (more) mystery with the St. Magdalene and that's what attracts me :) It's such a great name! So, you probably know, I
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:13 am

Oh man, decisions, decisions. I've had around 10-11 each. Rosebank hasn't been quite as extensive but the peaks have been higher. What to do, what to do? :headbang: :insane:
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:53 am

St Magdalene for me even though I have never had it and I have enjoyed my Signatory Rosebank alot. Mostly I voted for St Magdalene because I have never seen it here and AZ and I would like a chance to taste it as I have heard that it is very good. Rosebank has better availability here.

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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:08 am

Finally decided to vote for Rosebank.
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby johan brugge » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:06 pm

I'm still a virgin when it comes (what an expression!) to either Rosebank or St. Magdalene. But like I've said before, virginity can be cured. If I could chose between a Rosebank (OB or IB, whatever) or a St. Magdalene Blackadder Raw Cask 1982 25yo which would you recommend? And don't say 'both'.

I forgot to ask this. Is there any significant difference in flavours?
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:43 pm

I'd suggest St Magdalene but mostly because Rosebank closed more recently. It's like looking at the same wine. Take Cabernets. Descriptors will be the same or very similar but they will taste different as each taste will vary in intensity.
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby johan brugge » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:48 pm

Thanks Ganga. I'm still drawn to Blackadder bottlings. I do like their point of view about bottling straight from the cask. I'll take you up on your suggestion and I'll let you know what I think of it.
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Re: Lowland Fantasies

Postby whiteshirt » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:13 pm

Rosebank for me.

The first malt whisky I ever tasted.
The first is always the best!
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