Finlaggan Original Peaty Islay Single Malt 0,7 l
- Alcoholic strength:
- 40 %
Price per liter: 29.70/l
The Finlaggan The Original Peat is a great Islay whisky, which embodies the typical peaty character of island malts
This great Single Malt Scotch comes from the Isle of Islay and is as smoky as many other whiskies from this little island. In general Islay is renowned for heavy peated drams and the Finlaggan The Original Peaty is no exception.
Its smell offers a strong, earthy smoke aroma that comes with a note of phenol, fine malt and from far away a subliminal, sweet fruitiness. On the palate this dram feels pleasant, a bit dry, mild and harmonious.
Again a clear smoke aroma pushes forward before it melds with a delicious spiciness, a mellow sweetness and a nice note of oak. The finish is lasting quite long and shows the flavours of smoky peat, a bit oak and a very interesting sea breeze.
As the name The Original Peat already suggests, this single malt contains a great portion of peat. This high smoke level is very typical for Islay whiskies and could be considered as a tradition in this region.
On the Isle of Islay exist eight distilleries that are still producing whisky. However, it is unknown which of them is distilling the Finlaggan The Original Peat.
The Vintage Malt Whisky Company Ltd. is responsible for the bottling of this Scotch but is keeping the secret of the spirits origin very well. Besides the Finlaggan, the company is also managing the whisky brands Tantallan, Glenalmond and Coopers Choice.
In 2008 the Vintage Malt Whisky Company Ltd. was honoured as the independent bottler of the year by the Scottish Whisky Magazine.
The name Finlaggan derives from an old castle on the Isle of Islay, which is located close to the Loch Finlaggan. Today just a ruin remains from the old building that was constructed in the 13th century. The Finlaggan Castle was a home for rulers and kings of Islay.