- Single Malt
- The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
- 58.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Label, Green Bottle
- Added on
- 08 Oct 2010 12:47 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Cask Strength VM
31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.39 points
- great value I must say. not quite as good as the caol ila I mentioned above but pretty close! 87/100
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.
very tarry and ashy, a little bitter but still pleasant. oily mouthfeel. liquorice, green walnuts.
very long on ashes and brine.
- 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
Smoke. Coal, citrus, iodine, ashes, some white pepper.
Smoke. Citrus, hay, ashes, pepper.
Long. Smoke. Very pure in it's character like another single malt from Islay.
- 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.
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.
Thick, rubber, smoke, coal, sweetness, tablet bitterness, activated carbon, again rubber.
Smoky-rubber, sweet with bitterness, cough mixture, lugol, peat, lemon zest, the rubber gradually fades.
More peat smoke than the other Finlaggans. The sweet barley from the Finlaggan Original is back in here.
Alcohol and spicy. Peat, smoke and a little salt. There's still that sweetness from the nose but without the barley.
No special finish, islay smoke and ashes. Can do without water.
- that's young stuff, no doubt, but those casks were ok, nice peat smoke!
intense peat smoke, young, metal, green peperoni, pepper, cinnamon, traces of american oak, citrus, soapy, grapes, green apple
feisty peat smoke, cooling, surpisingly pleasent at 58%, seems more ripe as expeceted, creamy, spices, frehsly sawn wood, caramel sweetness, refined sugar, alcohol
medium, mouth coating, cold smoke, touch of american oak
- 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.