Finlaggan Old Reserve
Added on Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:35 PM
  Bottler: Vintage Malt Whisky Co.
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $18 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Three year old whisky strained through a dirty sock filled with campfire ash. 

$17 + visit to Trader Joe's = The Fin!

A young, bold whisky that seems strained through a fine woolen sock filled with maple charcoals.

This little guy is about as subtle as a kick in the balls.  Peat, salt, burn. If smack-upside-the-head could be bottled, it'd taste like this.

Plenty of peat and good Islay notes on the nose. There is a nice peaty char on the first taste but it's heavily diluted as if it were buried under water. It ends with the flavor of old, wet cigarettes.  Probably a Caol Ila, though it has some Lagavulin like characteristics as well.

Lots of oily nasty peat on the nose.  The malt on this just smells off to me.  Gets a bit better on the palate with the peatiness being a bit more clear and leaving a salty finish.  I've tried this several times but it always something I dump.  I gave my one and only bottle away 90% full 2 years ago.  I am reminded why everytime I try it.  But I think this will be the last time.  Anyone want the rest?

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