Used to drink just blended scotch but tried Finlaggan last year. Bought a bottle from Trader Joes for bout 20 bucks (still same today). I thought it tasted kinda “tar-ry” sort of like asphalt. I think they refer to that as “peaty”. It wasnt bad, but I have not yet bought another bottle.
Was in Trader Joes again tonite and bout to pick up a bottle of Jack (on sale at 11.99 a bottle versus usually 15.99 ) when I spotted this
SPEYBURN single malt from Speyside (Finlaggan was from Islay) on sale at 14.99 a bottle. It was two bucks a bottle cheaper then Lisborne , also a speyside single.
I must say its quite enjoyable. Smooth and light. No smoked peat (tar to me) smell or taste. Tastes and smells kind of like Johnny Walker actually.
Heres the little blurb on the bottle:
“the clear soft waters of the Granty Burn are at the heart of Speyburn Brandan Orach, a classic speyside single malt with a bright golden amber colour. On the nose, Brandan Orach reveals green apples, honey, lemon and floral vanilla spices, and on the palate is wonderfully balanced.”
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