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Finlaggan 15 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Finlaggan 15 Years Old

Brand
Finlaggan
Expression
15 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
43.00%
Region
Islay
Website
www.vintagemaltwhisky.com
Availability
US and Europe

Michael Jackson

Nose
Sharp, firm, peaty, dryness.
Palate
Assertively seaweedy start, almost immediately sliding into a slippery, oily, leaner maltiness then equally suddenly rising to a spicy crescendo.
Finish
Peppery, but with a complexity of other spices.
Comment
As a single, it must come from one of the Islay distilleries. Reminds me of Port Ellen, but there is surely not enough stock of that?

Jim Murray

Nose
Sweet peat and dried dates add untold riches to the clean malt and oak. High quality stuff.
Palate
The oak arrives to confront the peat. Result is a complex, spicy battle. Huge intensity with molassed depth countered by seaweedy, briny dryness.
Finish
Remains massive and long with countless layers of peaty iodine and oak ramming the tastebuds.
Comment
If you love Islay whisky, especially the south-east coast variety, this is an absolute must.
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