Fading light – the glow of the sun that never truly sets in the summer, or the dying light of short winter days. Known locally as the grimleens, the eerie dusk in Orkney has inspired many tales of ghosts and spirits.
Taste notes – Clean, bright, pale golden yellow colour. The nose is complex with estery notes of dried fruits, vanilla, cream and spice. The palate is smooth and long with hints of nuts and spice on the finish.
Finlaggan Islay Malt
A Peaty Distillation From One Of Islay’s Finest Distilleries. Rich In The Aromas Of The Peat Smoke Which Dried The Barley And Of The Scottish Sea Shore Where It Matured.
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Nose – Earthy Smoky Peat And Salty Ocean Breeze.
Palate – Pungent Peat Smoke, Chewy Sweet Malt, Pepper, Tar And A Touch Of Iodine.
Finish – Long And Warming. Smoky Ashes Of The Peat Fire.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
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