Finlaggan Old Reserve

Finlaggan Old Reserve
Whisky Finlaggan Old Reserve
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Type Single Malt
Abv 40%
Rating 75/100
Reviews of Finlaggan Old Reserve
says on December 29, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

The Islay mistery malt. I would love to see a 43% to 46% version of this great value malt

Nose

nice peaty caol ila/lagavulinish

Palate

descent peat and smoke flavor, little salty and sweet

Finish

I can still feel the peat and tje smokey flavor. Not bad for a 40%

says on September 6, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

* * *
Aroma: Rauch, Seetang, Kräuter, Süße, Malz, Maritime Noten, Zitrus, Vanille, Nüsse, Gewürze,

Geschmack: Rauch, Kräuter, Süße, mild, Herb, Zitrus, Gewürze, Vanille, Eiche, Maritime Noten,

Abgang: Rauch, Süße, Zitrus, Gewürze, Eiche, Maritime Noten,

says on April 21, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Amber

General description

should it be Lagavulin inside? my best guess

says on April 1, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Gin clear

General description

soft nose of maltiness

Nose

soft maltyness.

Palate

sweet cherry like taste and a bit malty.

Finish

sweet after taste

says on December 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peat, citrus, smoke, see salt.
good one, great quality to price value

says on August 21, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Burnished

General description

on the nose, sweet peat , oranges, smoke,
on the palate, salty, peppery.
on the finish, ash, salty,.oak

says on August 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very peaty for my taste, learning to sift through the smoke to get to the hint of vanilla. Appreciate the strong finish. Great for the price!

says on November 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

Strong and long lasting taste. Like a burning oak whisky barrel :). Give it time and you will really appreciate it.

says on October 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Notes on the label:
Nose: Earthy smokey peat and salty ocean breeze.
Palate: Pungent peat smoke, chewy sweet malt, pepper, tar and a touch of iodine.
Finish: Long and warming. Smokey ashes of the peat fire.

I get band aids and sweet, smokey brine on the nose. The palate is semisweet, creamy, oily and viscous. The finish is medium length and warming with some savory, sweet notes.
Great value for $18.99 at Trader Joe's.

says on April 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Gut zu Trinken. Rauch vieler anderer Whiskys jedoch angenehmer.

says on February 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Amber

General description

this is definetely a young lagavulin pretty damn sure

says on February 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Heerlijke islay smaak blijf lekker hangen

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: White wine

General description

Torfrauch im Vordergrund, leichte Vanille, etwas Gewürz. Recht günstig und zum Zechen geeignet.

says on December 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

best ever (yet)

says on December 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Nose: charred campfire, medicine, shortbred cookies. Taste: malty and smoky. Medicine. Palate: peppermint and ginger.

says on November 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amber

General description

Nice youngster among peaty whiskies. A bit sharp at the beginning and smoke-lasting at the end. Kinda medicinal, with a iodine and earthy taste.

says on August 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

In short, this scotch is bang for buck! Very affordable yet very diverse in nose, taste and finish. If you had to choose one word, it would be medicinal. It may be from Islay, but it is a long road away from the likes of Ardbeg or Laphroaig when it comes to smokiness. There is some smoke of course, but peat and iodine dominate the palate that is lovely complex for a whisky this young and it has a pleasantly long finish. There is a discussion going on from which Islay distillery this could come - some say Caol Ila, some Lagavulin. My bet is that it's a young Laga. Whatever the origins, it is a very likeable dram!

says on July 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Light smoke, vanilla, wooden taste, sweetness a bit watery. A bit flat.

says on July 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Best value for money on the peated market!

says on May 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Stevige smaakvolle Whisky.

says on March 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Prijs kwaliteit zeker niet slecht

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very earthy and peaty. Soft, smooth. Well balanced.

says on January 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Very hot initially, then mellowing into something more complex.

says on August 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

interesting young taste, becoming richer at each taste. not only peaty, but nicely balanced.

says on July 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep gold

General description

i think this is a young whisky. a little sharp at the beginning. but it gets better and better when you get to the bottom. lots of peat, smoke and some vanilla sweetness. nice long finish.

Nose

a lot of peat/smoke.

Palate

citrus,vanilla, peat and smoke. a little alcohol burn.

Finish

sweet and smoky finish.

says on August 15, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

nic boter and long tasting

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Vanilla
  • Malt
  • Sweet
  • Smoke
  • Citrus
  • Medicinal
  • Lemon
  • Iodine
  • Young
  • Wood
  • Tar
  • Pale gold
  • Fruit
  • Chocolate
  • Strong
  • Spice
  • Seaweed
  • Sea
  • Pleasant
  • Oily
  • Oak
  • Long finish
  • Light peat
  • Harsh
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