Overall rating
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Ex-Bourbon & Port Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2016 9:09 am by mds51

Average value

€ 40.36

19 × in wishlist

171 × member ratings

355 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Port Finish VM

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful pink color
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke and fruit.
    • Taste
      Firmly, smoke a lot and then peek a little sweeter and taste some wine
    • Finish
      Not very long and smoky

  2. Florius scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  3. keizerjos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, subtle with some smoke - not as nice as the ever-improving Ledaigs that I have in the cupboard. I want more of that peat; the portwood ripening does not really add much spectacle. The price is, in my opinion, a decade higher than it should be.

  4. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    On the nose this whisky has scents of plums and a good amount of peat. Smoked bacon and a little medicinal reminiscent of the scent of a Lagavulin or perhaps even more like a Laphroig. As the name of the whisky suggests, it has matured in port barrels.

    The first sip many sweet flavors and a delicious good thick smoke flavor.

    Raisins, pepper, leather. A dry finish is added quickly.

    Raspberries and strawberries also clearly come to the surface. Although I often like peated whiskys I like the winter, I also like them in the summer with those sweet flavors.

    A perfect balance between delicious smoke and sweets.

    These flavors are reflected in the aftertaste. An oily taste, later sweetness but especially delicious thick smoke

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Youth is not badly hidden (84)
    • Nose
      Sweet, strawberries and smoke ... fruits and slightly salty air, wet paper, caramel (21)
    • Taste
      Fruit, Ash, Salt (21)
    • Finish
      Plums, salt, iodine, ashes ... berry acidity ... not understandable grain notes (21)

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Already much better than the previously "enjoyed" Old Reserve - nice fresh-red-fruity + neat smoky, a My sour, overall tasty, but looks a bit thin despite 46%.

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  8. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      peat, smoke, port
    • Taste
      76 76
      peat, smoke, port
    • Finish
      74 74
      peat, smoke, port

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quality whisky for a fair price.
    On the nose red warm forest fruits with some crisp smokiness. On the mouth a bit single minded, with some peat. The finish is moderately long.

    great daily dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84


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