Finlaggan is quite an obscure brand produced by The Vintage Malt Whisky Company. The company owners don’t disclose which distillery the whisky is coming from, what’s certain is that it is coming from Islay.
The brand causes a lot of speculations among whisky drinkers, some recognize Lagavulin malt behind Finlaggan label, the others Caol Ila, Ardbeg or Laphroaig. They all agree that whatever is in the bottle is well worth the price.
Nose: peat smoke, sandy beach washed with the ocean waves, smoked fish, traces of malt and fruit (apples and pears).
Palate: pretty round, smokiness, sweetness and brine make equally strong statement.
Finish: not too long, smoky with lots of maritime characteristics.