I quite liked the Finlaggan Sherry finish. That, to me, is more than enough reason to try their Port finish as well.
The nose shows lots of earth, grapefruit, lacquered bacon and rhubarb. A hint of mashed potatoes. On the nose, this is quite lovely and in fact reminds me a bit of Laphroaig, while most people think Finlaggain is Lagavulin. The aromas are nicely integrated, so to speak. Great nose!
It is nicely oily, mildly spicy and quite salty. After that first spicy, salty surge the red fruit returns in large numbers. Rhubarb, but also strawberry and even litchi. Soot and ashes appear. This truly is lovely. But now I do think it’s Lagavulin, sorry…
The finish is medium long, sweet, smoky and dies a salty death.
Very, very nice Finlaggan. Looking at the price/quality ratio, this is a winner.