Finlaggan is produced by the Vintage Malt Whisky Company who own other well-known brands in the market such as “The Ileach” and “Islay Storm”. It is bottled as an undisclosed Islay malt, although rumour has it that it is mainly Lagavulin that is used to create the Finlaggan whiskies.
The nose starts off with lots of citrusy flavours, followed by notes of brine, iodine and walnuts. Quite sooty too and somewhat austere.
The palate is medium-bodied and brings with it more citrus flavours (lemons and grapefruits) as well as brine and iodine. There are now also notes of herbs and a hint of liquorice. Not as sooty as the nose but lots of peat smoke instead.
The finish is of medium length, sooty and salty. The ubiquitous citrus flavours are there too.
Good and decent stuff, ideal for a cold winter weekend, and not expensive either. In short: recommended.