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Finlaggan 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Finlaggan 17 Years Old

Brand
Finlaggan
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
46.00%
Region
Islay
Website
www.vintagemaltwhisky.com
Availability
Selected European outlets

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Nose
Lightly smoky. More like wood smoke. A honey-maple barbecue.
Palate
Firm, malty. Lightly peaty.
Finish
At length, some peppery, seaweedy Islay phenol.
Comment
Sweeter than some Finlaggans I have tasted, but quite delicious.

Martine Nouet

Nose
Not very intense, but enticingly perfumed. Citrus fruit. Bog myrtle. Lilac notes. Pear drops. Sooty echo mingled with brine. Gingerbread notes.
Palate
Well-balanced. Round and sweet with drying background smokiness. Pear poached in a minty syrup. Slightly fizzy on the tongue.
Finish
Sweetness, spicy lift. Smoke, cold ashes.
Comment
Not as pungent as younger versions, but retains Islay character. Lovely fruit/smoke interplay.
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