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Overall rating
79.89/100
votes
98
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Bottled
2015
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 04 15
Barcode
5024720900001
Added on
25 Jul 2015 1:32 pm by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 26.94

4 × in wishlist

98 × member ratings

211 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Old Reserve VM

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.89 points

  1. jlmr scored this whisky 55 points Newbie

    Peaty without subtility.

  2. Albaron scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Simple young smoker, but drinkable, probably from the Caol Ila distillery. Tastes at least in the direction. A little more alcohol and maturation would have been good for him.
    • Nose
      Sweet phenolic smoke, a vegetable note, vanilla, some molasses and a hint of creamy toffee
    • Taste
      dry smoke, pepper, sweet vanilla, menthol, some citrus and slightly earthy
    • Finish
      fading smoke and a little vanilla transfer into young tannins, with an ashy undertone and also slightly earthy here

  3. Abtbernardus scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    No high flyer, but certainly for a very low price. Very tasty Islay whisky (Lagavullin?).
    • Nose
      Smoky, peaty, but not predominant. Ash, light sweetness, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      Light pepper, some citrus, vanilla, apple,
    • Finish
      Slightly smoky, citrus, caramel, vanilla.

  4. Punktar scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    This is not a towering whisky. But you can not ask for the price. If you are looking for a serviceable Islay for in between or want to fill a hip flask with friends for a hike, you are well served here. In the evening with the necessary peace and comfort may `s like to be something better. Basically, this Finlaggan smells quite unspectacular and on the palate, nothing remains complex. For some smoke with a medium long finish. So there's a lot worse.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71
      Smoky, a little one-dimensional but at least medium long

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Ash, smoke and peat. very little sweetness, vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      Smoke and peat, some liquorice and a little bit of honey
    • Finish
      Short. Smoke and peat. Bit dry

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, rubber, ash, smoke, fruity too, apples. Some sweet, vanilla. Gradually the smell becomes fresher and it dominates the peat.
    • Taste
      Salmiak / lakrisal, liquorice, slightly peppery, sweet, caramel. Also ash and some peat, and honey.
    • Finish
      Very lightly stimulating yet, ash / tobacco, smoke, peat, sweet, honey, caramel, peach.

  10. Erwin 1971Y scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

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