Overall rating
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Rioja Red Wine Cask Matured
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 May 2019 3:42 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 41,80

16 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Red Wine Cask Matured

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.49 points

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice copper coulor.
    Very accessible peated dram
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For 35-40 € a great, super-simple (or two-dimensional ;-)) whisky, simple concept: smoke + berry fruit, and that fits, is harmonious, easy to taste, fun, not artificial.
    • Nose
      straightforward, simple, beautiful - dry smoke / charcoal / ash and intensely red berry fruit (raspberry, red currant, red grapes)
    • Taste
      first fruity (strawberry / raspberry), then comes the smoke (becomes a bit greasy and salty) and sweetness (milk chocolate, nougat)
    • Finish
      medium length, first fruity, then chocolate-sweet, smoke and salt remain

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    In addition to the peat smoke, there are currants and mainly tannins from the red wine barrel. Overall ok for the price, but I wouldn't buy it anymore.
    • Nose
      Barbecue smoke with a certain sweetness. In addition notes of red berries, wood and tannins, which are reminiscent of the red wine barrel.
    • Taste
      In addition to the Räuerspeckrauch currant, the sweetness and the tannins are clear. Not very complex.
    • Finish
      The smoke and oak remain, of medium length.

  4. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:
    Nose: peat smoke, citrus
    Taste: quite sweet, peat smoke, earthy, nuances of red fruits
    Finish: medium to long, sweet-peaty, greasy
    Could be a Laphroaig
    Conclusion: ok, sweetness pleases, complexity can be expanded, 74/100

  5. Dr.Ago scored this whisky 52 points Member Senior



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