The source of Finlaggan has remained a very closely guarded secret since its inception. To find its origin you'll simply have to taste it and find out! On the nose theres light medicinal notes with hints of peanut, band-aid, manuka honey and dry biscuits. The palate has flavours of sweet peat and grain with barley malt, medium smoke, antiseptic, nutmeg and ginger. The finish is long, sweet and with toasty oak and some peppermint. Finlaggan is a very decent peated Islay Scotch Whisky at a nice price.
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.