Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
27 May 2014 7:41 pm by Mister_X.

Average value

€ 120.00

5 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Images of Islay Finlaggan MoS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Images of Islay ‘Finlaggan’ (53,2%, Malts of Scotland, single malt, 256 bottles, 2014)  Colour: as white as very lightly peated water. Nose: very different, starting with a very metallic edge, and going on with wet rocks and gravel, clay, chalk, concrete… Probably one of the most mineral malts I could try. Whitewash. With water: liquid ink, new plastic pouch, carbolinium, anti-rust paint… Mouth (neat): very very good. Limejuice and smoked seawater, with perhaps one cranberry. Hard to describe, but believe me, it’s very very good. With water: perfect spirit, with no cask pollution. Okay, okay, little oak influence. Finish: long, perfect, with a little tar. Grapefruits and more carbolinium in the aftertaste. Oh, and an extreme smokiness. Comments: I haven’t tasted the whole series by MoS yet (yep, lazy), but I think this one’s my favourite so far. Perfect young distillate. Painters too will love it. SGP:259 - 90 points.

  2. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Too much peat and tang in my opinion.

  3. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I love it. Even better than the other Caol Ila, set the case here is one. Very "clean", maritime, fresh. Delicious!
    • Nose
      Amazing round picture of grilled salmon drizzled with fresh lime. Wonderfully maritime, very "clean" spirit. But not grassy or sprittig acting. Could be synonymous of the overall impression of a Kilchoman. With some water: more smoke, more sea.
    • Taste
      Pure: plenty of white pepper, sweet-peaty start with a lot of bums. Salt! Citrus, some cumin and Maggi. Good! With a bit of water: here also a bit more smoke, now almost suspected South Coast. You can but you do not have to.
    • Finish
      rather short, smoky, salty.

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose on smoky, lemon and marine peat, cold ashes. A lot of cold ashes and iron. Alcohol is well integrated. Extremely long finish. Good but young and still a little too simple.

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Definitely big on maritime notes. Mackerel for the fishy
    side. Smoked ham and burned wood. Mineral and seasalt. Sweet lemon with added

    My guess is on Lagavulin.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very clear, very young, peaty and very marine, peppery. The alcohol is well integrated but it seems too young, lack of finesse. 84/100.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I have no idea which
    distillery this is, but if I were a gambling man, I would say Caol Ila. Laphroaig
    and Lagavulin would be my second and third choice. But who cares? This is just
    plain good and that is what counts. Around 80 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is a
      wonderful mix of plasticine, finger paint, stockfish, smoked ham and apples. Some
      cashew nuts in the mix. Loads of earth. Wet earth. Rocks in the surf and
      something of a dying hearth. Oyster sap? Celp? A drop of lime, just a drop. It
      takes some times before it becomes sweeter on vanilla and more apples.
    • Taste
      The attack is creamy
      and sharp at the same time, if that makes sense. The peat talks first and gives
      it a herbal and slightly sour edge that is immediately snuffed out by vanilla
      and apples. The smokiness is quite big. The salt loses ground in favor of the
      sweetness. Or does it? It goes back and forth like a yo-yo. Smoked ham, rind
      included, stands out. Wonderful!
    • Finish
      I would not have
      minded a slightly longer finish, but the sweet smoke that lingers makes you
      crave for more.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?