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Overall rating
84.38/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottled
2013
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label, Green Bottle
Barcode
5024720460000
Added on
08 Oct 2010 12:47 pm
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Average value

€ 34,99

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126 × member ratings

252 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Cask Strength VM

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    great value I must say. not quite as good as the caol ila I mentioned  above but pretty close! 87/100
    • Nose
      tasted against a very good caol ila 2006 by GM (89/100)

      neat it´s a little flat at first with an ashy touch but give it some time and a few drops of water and it gets really rewarding.

      smoke, tar, liquorice, brine, lemons. and ashes. also some earthy componets. very straightforward but neither aggressive nor narrow.
    • Taste
      very tarry and ashy, a little bitter but still pleasant. oily mouthfeel. liquorice, green walnuts.
    • Finish
      very long on ashes and brine.

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smoky fresh Islay whisky. Not as harmonic as the original single malt in my opinion. But we also don't have any age information here. Worth to pay a little extra for this 58% version.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke. Coal, citrus, iodine, ashes, some white pepper.
    • Taste
      Smoke. Citrus, hay, ashes, pepper.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke. Very pure in it's character like another single malt from Islay.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

      Briefly, first it is a cask of Ladig, smoke-rubbery, slightly watery, in itself it's not bad, the price tag, again humane, Ayla starts to crawl out in the aftertaste, gaining strength and brightness over time, then podvlivat in taste - but get rid of rubber completely there is not possible, so that we get a certain island mix in sensations.
    • Nose
      Wet, calm, the first nose - a medical rubber stopper and vitamins Revit; further smoke, wet coals, burned newsprint, peat, lemon, rubber remains in the background, chips, oiled metal, burnt Bengal lights.
    • Taste
      Thick, rubber, smoke, coal, sweetness, tablet bitterness, activated carbon, again rubber.
    • Finish
      Smoky-rubber, sweet with bitterness, cough mixture, lugol, peat, lemon zest, the rubber gradually fades.

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      More peat smoke than the other Finlaggans. The sweet barley from the Finlaggan Original is back in here.
    • Taste
      Alcohol and spicy. Peat, smoke and a little salt. There's still that sweetness from the nose but without the barley.
    • Finish
      No special finish, islay smoke and ashes. Can do without water.

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    that's young stuff, no doubt, but those casks were ok, nice peat smoke!
    • Nose
      intense peat smoke, young, metal, green peperoni, pepper, cinnamon, traces of american oak, citrus, soapy, grapes, green apple
    • Taste
      feisty peat smoke, cooling, surpisingly pleasent at 58%, seems more ripe as expeceted, creamy, spices, frehsly sawn wood, caramel sweetness, refined sugar, alcohol
    • Finish
      medium, mouth coating, cold smoke, touch of american oak

  9. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    N: Young peat. A bit of cow stable. Some smoked meat/ham/salmon. Curred cheese. Reminds me of Caol Ila Moch.

    Some sigarette ash and some sweetness.

    T: Very light arrival. Instantly drying, ashy. Sweet peaty taste, cow stable.

    F: Surprisingly easy. A bit sweet, curred cheese, some ashes. A bit of pepper that fades quickly.

    Nice peaty fix, but nothing special.

  10. vb_bembel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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