Finlaggan has been a favorite topic of many whisky forums for quite some time.
The brand is owned by The Vintage Malt Whisky Company, which keeps very tight lid on the identity of its source, ensuring consumers that the whisky always comes from one distillery. Some forum participants believe that Finlaggan is in fact an alternative version of Lagavulin, others put their money on Caol Ila, Ardbeg or Laphroaig. They all agree however that the brand offers great value for the money.
Nose: smooth, peat smoke, seaweed, vanilla, citrus, oak and traces of salt.
Palate: fresh, seaweed salad, breakfast cereals, candied lemon peel, delicate notes of peat and salt.
Finish: medium long, briny, with subtle smoky notes.