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Finlaggan Old Reserve

(70cl, 40%)

Finlaggan Old Reserve

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Finlaggan Old Reserve Bottling Note

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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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Slightly medicinal nose with hints of peanut, sticking plasters, manuka honey and digestive biscuits.

Palate: Sweet cereals, barley malt, a little peat smoke, TCP, nutmeg and ginger.

Finish: A long, sweet finish with toasty oak and peppermint.

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Finlaggan Old Reserve Reviews

Below average Islay malt

Bottling from 03.2022
It's clearly a young Bowmore from leeched casks. Very faint nose, weak palate, short finish. Wet cardboard and newspaper. Even McClelland's Islay (which is also Bowmore) is better than this!

21st October 2022

Boremore at its worst

Tasted a freshly-opened bottling from 03.2022. This is clearly a young Bowmore from leeched casks. It's probably the worst Islay malt I have tried so far. Even McClelland's Islay is better than this, which is also a Bowmore btw. Avoid this one!

17th October 2022

Very good for the price, soft peat, sweet fruity malt

I am cracking up at all the negative reviews by people who didn't expect an Islay whisky. One even complains about it smelling like smoked ham... yes, that was the goal.

For those going in blind: this is an Islay scotch, so expect peat smoke, brine, malt, and some band-aid/iodine flavor.

For those already accustomed to Islay: no, this can't compete fully with the leading brands at higher proofs, but it is a pretty amazing find for $19 at Trader Joes. It tastes over twice its price. The peat is there, but softer and less dry than it often is in peated whiskies. The dominant note is the sweet malt which presents as a maraschino cherry (often found in Highland Park) and spiced holiday cranberry sauce. If you like Islay and want something inexpensive but reliable, give this a shot. If you're looking for bourbon or unpeated scotch, this won't be for you.

22nd September 2022

Great value

Excellent taste for a great value

25th August 2022

Smoke and salty with some sweetness

I do not understand the 1 and 2 star reviews.

You buy a islay and expect a smoke and idione taste with some zilty sea salt..

Yes this bottle brings it all at jist half the price of a ardbeg or talisker or laphroig

4 stars, pricewise very good for sea salty smoke

14th April 2022

Old ashtray full of bandaids

I've never tasted something so awful in my entire life. I'd rather sip Canadian Club.

30th August 2021

Costly fair whisky

Expected better... not great peaty, coarse. Gladly it was a gift. Will not buy this.

15th August 2021

A Young Lagavulin?

Tasted the Finlaggan Old Reserve side-by-side with Lagavulin 8-yo in whisky sniffing glasses. Struggled to really tell them apart in the nose, palate & finish. The Lagavulin comes across as slightly more vibrant & more intense due possibly to its higher alcohol content. A great Islay find at nearly half the price of the Lagavulin!

29th July 2021

Great value for peat heads

If you're a peat smoke lover, there's nothing to beat this at the price. If you're not: move on :-)

20th May 2021

It's a 3-4 star Islay style whisky

If you're not familiar with the style, it's a good introduction at a very good price point.

Try this to find out if you like smokey, peaty whisky and then move on to Lagavulin, Ardbeg, or (the best) Laphroig.

Or, if you like the style, and want a daily drinker without spending $50 a pop, definitely go for it if you can.

24th December 2020

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