Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 04 15
Added on
25 Jul 2015 1:32 pm by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 25.09

5 × in wishlist

133 × member ratings

281 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Old Reserve VM

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.40 points

  1. claymore84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 05-13-2021.

  2. remme scored this whisky 50 points Newbie

    Smoky whisky.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. mihata44 scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    A peaty whisky with a long aftertaste.

  5. mihata44 scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    A peaty whisky. Nice taste with long after taste..

  6. jlmr scored this whisky 55 points Newbie

    Peaty without subtility.

  7. 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

  8. Abtbernardus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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.

  9. 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

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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


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