Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Grey Label, Clear Bottle
Bottle code
L220120 5
Added on
04 mar 2021 10:03 pm by Whisky-Ex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 47.45

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Cask Strength VM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Islay! Impetuous, salty, peaty and smoky ... The full range of Islay whisky is called up, pampers the palate with its rough aromas and makes the tongue glow. Delicious and tasty, although this Finlaggan is "just" an easy-drinking malt. Somehow I lack depth and character ...

    21/21/21/22 (85P)
    • Nose
      Light caramel shimmers in the glass, a thin streak sticks to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter from which a multitude of small "legs" detach. Mineral smoke mixes with hints of earthy peat, dark and dried berries appear, slightly grassy algae and seaweed come into their own, caramel and milk chocolate merge. Iodine and sea salt are phenolic, pork belly is roasted over an open wood fire, oranges and lemons give off their slightly acidic aroma.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows salty with burnt wood tones through the mouth, peppery sharpness immediately envelops the tongue, citrus fruits appear, as well as mineral smoke and phenol. Iodine, algae, sea salt, liquorice and fly ash, plus dried grapes and berries with a hint of milk chocolate and caramel. The alcohol is wonderfully harmonious, even after the second sip, pepper tickles the tongue while the "complete load of Islay" is warming through the smoking. Ash, coal, campfire and fried bacon ... All of a sudden my saliva is stimulated!
    • Finish
      Ashes and smoke stick to the palate, powerful and warming, roasted hazelnuts and a touch of fresh menthol loosen from burnt wood tones. The dark and voluminous aromas linger on the palate for a long time, tart and dark wood tones do a lap of honor while the peppery sharpness increases significantly and ends in refreshing menthol and eucalyptus.

  2. AnotherWhiskyDram scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    light yellow

    price compared to quality - super :)
    • Nose
      leather, soft, you can't feel the voltage
    • Taste
      leather, soft, you can't feel the voltage, salt
    • Finish
      average nice

  3. Ficelli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Finish
      Ok for the price

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. SimondeVette scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    An amazing Islay with every flavour you would want in an excellent whisky
    • Nose
      Peat, brine, citrus, a bit liquorice
    • Taste
      Ocean, citrus, peat, liquorice, chocolate, oily
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, a bit bitter


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