Finlaggan

21 Years Old, Islay Malt

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 28
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Specifications
Brand: Finlaggan
Expression: 21 Years Old, Islay Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, smooth. Shellfish, wet seaweed. Sea aromas soon give way to biscuity notes. Vanilla, honey, marzipan. Toasted almonds.
Palate: Round, velvety. Sweet mouthfeel like creamy fudge. Coconut milk. The smokiness drifts away very quickly. Becomes syrupy with water.
Finish: Long; drier, spicier than the 17 Years Old.
Comment: Same sweetness as the 17, but coastal aromas fade quickly. Distinct woodiness.
7.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: More assertively smoky.
Palate: Smoother, richer, sweeter.
Finish: Spicier. More peppery. Seaweed more iron-like.
Comment: Has mellowed with the extra years, but, as is sometimes the case with island malts, it seemed happier with the vigour of youth.
7.5
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