The International Wine & Spirit Competition presented Finlaggan Old Reserve with a Gold Award in 2000

Finlaggan is very much the SECRET Islay, as the name of the distillery from which it comes is a closely guarded secret and known to only a select few. Only those who have sampled Islay malts over a long period and who are familiar with the subtle differences of nose and taste, could begin to guess at the pedigree of this true son of Islay.
The Island of Islay lies in the stormy waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the West coast of Scotland. Many centuries ago,the
Lord of the Isles ruled Scotland from the stronghold of Finlaggan Castle on Islay, but today it is malt whisky that legends are made of.
There are eight malt distilleries on Islay, all are excellent but with
many different flavours.

To find the true taste of Islay Malt we have chosen casks from a distillery which we feel best represents the character of the island - rich, smooth and smoky - a choice endorsed by the judges at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Tasting Notes
Sweetness: 1/10
Peatiness: 9/10
Availability: 3/10
Colour: Very pale straw with lemony-yellow highlights.
Nose: Full & pungent with an earthy smokiness & fresh hints of ozone.
Flavour : Dry, smoky & fresh, clean & big-bodied.
Finish : Long & smooth with a smoky-burnt oakiness & a very slight edge of richness.
All tasting notes, courtesy of
'The Malt Whisky File'.

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