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Overall rating
83.94/100
votes
87
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5024720315003
Added on
31 Jan 2016 9:10 am by mds51
Uncolored

Average value

€ 43.35

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161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Finlaggan Sherry Finish VM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.94 points

  1. Okto-Bull did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    the 46% and the sherry keg did the finlaggan very well; Although no complexity monster but the flavors that are there harmonize very well with each other. Nice tasty
    • Nose
      clear smoke; sweet raisins; dark, strained bacon; Oak and decence in the background chocolate; slightly maritime note; sweet dark fruits and berries; Over time, the smoke disappears and makes room for the sweetness
    • Taste
      nice sweet; You can tell the sherry to the whisky; slightly dry and a light, pleasant tingle; less smoke than the nose suggests; apricots;
    • Finish
      short to medium length; here again clearer smoke; Oak that lingers beautifully on the palate, getting dry; again a very nice sweet from the sherry

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat and Smoke. Some fruits dominate peat and smoke.
    • Taste
      Peat and Smoke. Sherry comes forward a bit.
    • Finish
      Pepper. Peat and Smoke. little sweetness

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Had something more expected, the sherry influences are still something behind.
    • Nose
      Turfig, smoke, conifers. Fruity too, plums, some red fruit. But peat and smoke dominate.
    • Taste
      Full, light pepper, peat, tobacco, smoke. Also some peach, honey, prunes, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Light peppers, Reasonably long, honey and prunes, next to the tobacco, smoke. Somewhat chocolate too.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another good Finlaggan, sherry is well connected to the base, although at the beginning the base is more like a canvas on which a sherry barrel is opened with light strokes, but later the phenolic derivatives and the influence of the bourbon barrel become more visible, contributing to the overall picture.
    • Nose
      Restrained, raw, surprisingly little phenolic derivatives, only a little ash and peat, dried up raisins, dried fruits - prunes, dirty dried apricots; mushrooms, ink, light sulphurous notes, after a while rubber breaks through.
    • Taste
      Light, burnt biscuits, caramel, a wave of black and lemon pepper, cola, kvasnoe wort, a little ash and peat in the background.
    • Finish
      Fresh, kvas, light bitterness of dark beer, caramel, dried mushrooms, compote of dried fruits, orange peel, a little tar and needles.

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