Finlaggan Cask Strength
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  • lemon zest
  • peaty
  • orange
  • honey
  • smoky
  • ashy
  • leather
  • savoury
  • toffee

Finlaggan

Cask Strength (0.7l, 58%)
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Character Goatson
Thee is a mystery in this Islay Single Malt, the the quality and flavor are crystal clear.

The Vintage Malt Company is based in Glasgow, Scotland. They were founded in 1992 by Brian Crook and have the unique talent of finding good deals on hidden casks and extra production lots. They find orphan casks — even a single barrel — and cut a deal to bottle it up as a special release. Sometime sunder on of their brands, sometimes wrapped in mystery completely. They even have a way for individuals just happen to have a cask of the good stuff to sell it on the QT. The point is that they were voted the best independent bottler a few years ago for good reason.

Finlaggan is one of their house brands of Single Malt Islay Whisky and it is available in three strengths. It is a core offering, so Finlaggen has cut a long-term deal to gain access to a consistent flow of this superior Single Malt. Which distillery is the source? They won’t say.

Finlaggan Cask Strength is the top of the line and strongest dram of the lot at 58% ABV. And even though we do not know which distillery crafted it, we know it was a good one indeed. And without the brand name adorning the bottle, it is also a very good value for the dollar.

Smartass corner:
Loch Finlaggen is a large lake on the island of Islay. There are three island in the Loch — secure from attack — were long where the Lords of the Clan Macdonald ruled their lands. The Finlaggen brand is named after this historic place.
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Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma greets you swiftly with notes of warm leather, savory bacon, peat smoke, seashore, and a dash of toffee.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The mouthfeel is full and rich with deep tones of wet peat, lemon zest, and a bit of orange blossom honey on the back palate peeking through the smoke.

Finish
The finish is long and warming with linger ashen tones.
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  • lemon zest
  • peaty
  • orange
  • honey
  • smoky
  • ashy
  • leather
  • savoury
  • toffee
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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