Vintage Malt Company has announced the launch of a new addition to the Finlaggan family of Islay single malt Scotch whiskies.
Many years ago, Rioja Red Wine hogsheads were filled with Finlaggan spirit. Coming from the Rioja region within the Basque country of Spain, these Hogsheads have given the heavily peated Finlaggan signature an extra layer of rich mouth coating red berried fruits. According to the distillery, the result is a mouthwatering sweet and smoky dram to savour.
The extraction from the oak casks has given this whisky a natural coppery rose gold colour.
The first batch is limited to 7,000 bottles and bottled at 46% abv with no chill filtration. The suggested retail price of this new expression has not been revealed yet.
Official tasting notes
Nose: Delicious sweet peat smoke and red berried fruits.
Palate: Smokey bacon and strawberries with plum notes, sea salt and chewy earthy peat. Grape skin tannins.
Finish: Long lingering sweet smoke.