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Overall rating
82.02/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB71685
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottled
11.09.2015
Casktype
Bourbon Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3005163 10:49 BB
Barcode
5024720311005
Added on
03 Sep 2015 11:26 am by mds51

Average value

€ 35.09

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126 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Eilean Mor VM

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.02 points

  1. aw-home scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Phenolic peat smoke with maritime notes, citrus fruits, honey and alcoholic spice.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Peat smoke with maritime notes, citrus fruits, honey and alcoholic spice.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long with peat smoke, maritime notes, citrus fruits, vanilla and alcoholic spice.

  2. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 05-13-2021.

  3. bninkie scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Amazingly good price to quality ratio for every enjoyer of peaty flavors!

    Nose: smokey, peaty/turfy, a bit of iodine and tar notes

    Taste: a blow of peat in mouth, iodine, bacon, citric notes, very oily and a bit too alcoholic

    Finish: rather medium, no new sensation except pepper

  4. LakatosKE scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      peat, sea air, iodine, citrus notes, quite young - Alcohol not much integrated, fruity
    • Taste
      78 78
      lots of peat, bacon, tar, iodine, bitter notes - grapefruit, sweet cereal, touch of wood, oily, quite interesting
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium smoky and oaky

  5. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: smooth and light, peat, fruity, black pepper, apricot, bonfire, smoke, hint of sea salt
    t: peat, oily, vegetable oil, grass, spicy
    a: bonfire! spicy, pepper, sweet

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    First a light sea breeze, oysters, foam, kelp, sand, iodine. Then a limestone peat. Nice balance, boutargue, crustaceans. Fairly fine smoke. Coarse salt, not at all refined. The sea air. Guano, cob, fuel oil. And, yes, it does sound like a bit of vanilla. As well as liquorice wood. On the other hand, very clear palate, with pepper which gradually asserts itself. Heavy peat vanilla. Short and punchy finish, charcoal, earth, but also iodized salt and fish scales. Caramel and anise in retro-olfaction.
    It looks very strongly like Caol Ila, I don't see what else it can be.

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    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Abtbernardus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Soft smoky and peaty, with sweet fruity notes. Tasty and affordable entry-level to get acquainted with an Islay whisky. Also for the connoisseur one for the cosiness of the fire.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Smoky, peaty, sweet fruit scents. Vanilla. After a while, caramel fragrances also appear. Also charcoal. An indefinable smell surprises me with every nose. Does it look fleshy, ... or rubbery ??? Medicinal ?? Can not put a name on it.
    • Taste
      80 80
      "Pepper, slightly smoky, peat, wood, bit bitter at the end.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long aftertaste, warm and sweet. Bitterness does cause a dry mouth.

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Decent young Lagavulin (I'd wager). Bottle has improved in design but also increased in price.

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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