Finlaggan Red Wine Matured Islay Single Malt Whisky.
Unlike Finlaggan Port and Sherry which are finishes, Finlaggan Red Wine matured has spent it's entire life in ex Rioja casks.
Finlaggan is not a distillery, it's a whisky that is from one of the Islay distilleries, but which one is not disclosed, though there are only a few on Islay anyway.
The whisky is specially made for Finlaggan and comes from only one distillery.
On the island of Islay lies Loch Finlaggan, a place of great importance in Scottish history. In the loch there are three islands, two of which are Eilean More and Eileen na Comhairle where the installation of the MacDonald Lords of the Isles took place. The chiefs of Clan MacDonald, chose Finlaggan as their home and the centre of their lordship, so that Islay is often referred to as the Cradle of Clan Donald.
Finlaggan is sold on the point of its mystery, no one knows which distillery Finlaggan comes from which in part makes it more mysterious and intriguing.
Ask everyone to try it and for them to tell you where they think its from, however this will never be disclosed and adds to the frustration and fun.
Nose: Delicious sweet peat smoke and red berried fruit
Palate: Smoky bacon and strawberries with plum notes, sea salt and chewy earthy peat
Finish: Long lingering sweet smoke