just say NO
Finlaggan Old Reserve
worst crap I ever had.
The gateway scotch for peat lovers
A first cousin of Lagavulin
Finlaggan Old Reserve Details
(The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
Also from Vintage Malt Whisky Co Distillery
Very Peaty, But Good
Finlaggan Old Reserve
The source of Finlaggan has remained a very closely guarded secret. To tell the true origin of Old Reserve you'll simply have to taste it and find out!
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good and cheap
great Islay whisky
I usually love Lagavulin, Caol Ila and Laprohaig most, but this would get the mark "best buy" considering the price
6th March 2015
I was recemtly fortunate to receive a bottle of Finlaggan cask sttength. As with all drinks (& all things that one judges on the basis of flavour for that matter) beauty is very much in the taste buds of the beholder. I consider Finlaggan to be a first class malt: it has a peaty flavour, but it's smooth and soft in the mouth. It's cheap too! What is there not to like?!
18th January 2015
This is splendid whisky for peated a smoked whisky lovers. And its price is also great. I love it!
26th December 2014
As others have said, this is a Lagavulin clone. At this price point, I think it is a bargain. Obviously, not everyone will like the intense smoky flavor but that doesn't mean it is bad Scotch. I would not hesitate to have it among my selection of Scotches.
19th November 2014
So similar, in so many different ways, that i would not be at all surprised that this came out the back door of the Lagavulin distillery at 10 years of age and was rebadged as Finlaggan Old Reserve, which tellingly fails to tell us just how old it is........
22nd September 2014
If you are a peat lover this is an amazing scotch for the price. you wont find any other islay single malt for this price and its not bad. for all the negative reviews out there, Im assuming that those people are not a fan of the heavily peated scotches such as laguavulin, Talisker, Laphoriag, Bowmore or Ardbeg. for under $20 bucks a bottle this beats all other competitors at it's price point.
14th June 2014
Worst crap I ever bought at Trader Joes. This tasted like someone threw 4 pounds of pete moss into a bottle. I tried another glass and poured the whole $30 worth with tax down the drain. Do not buy it! Crap! Crap! Crap! They should be ashamed. I love scotch and different varaieties take time to learn to enjoy vs some others, but usually likable after a few tastes or glass fulls. This stuff is absolute dirt moss. I poured the rest of the bottle down the drain.
7th June 2014
even at $20, this whisky is a ripoff. i love the peatiness of it, but it isn't a good tasting spirit at all. in other words, you get peat and pretty much nothing else. just not worth the money. save your money and spend about $20 more for laphroaig 10. you've been warned...
9th May 2014
House on fire
After i poured it in my glass, i thought there's a house on fire in my nearness. Then i drunk it, big surprise. Real nice Whiskey. The flavour rested in my mouth as if i was standing in that, just burned of house. Really spooky.
6th April 2014
Has the sea salt and smoke that makes Islay products famous. Not match to Ardberg and such, but if you're looking for affordable Islay, this is your choice.
25th July 2013
Have been drinking Finlaggan for a few years now - along with others - it always delights the willing tastbuds,almost like a more delicate Laphroaig.
Finlaggan is one of the best whiskys ive tasted. Its strong peaty taste is wonderfull to say the least . buy it you wont be dissapointed.