Finlaggan is the historic seat of power of the Lord of the Isles, who ruled the Hebrides in medieval times. The derelict castle of the Lords is situated on a small island in Loch Finlaggan on the north east of Islay.
The Finlaggan Islay malt is an independent bottling from an unnamed distillery. Rumour has it the whisky is from Lagavulin, and we tend to agree, it tastes very similar to the young Lagavulin you taste on the legendary Lagavulin warehouse tour.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Sweet, young and iodiney. Caraway seed. Tar. White chocolate. Crispy mackerel with olive oil and lemon juice. Milk pudding.
Palate: Sweet and very light at first, becoming heavily tarry and citric but with a lightish vanilla and tapioca coating. A debonair thug.
Retails for around £30