Finlaggan Eilean Mor 46% Vol. 0,7l in Giftbox
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SKU : 31280
Vendor : Finlaggan
Product Type : Whisky
Volume, ml: 700
Alcohol, ABV: 46.0
Base spirit: Barley
Country: Great Britain
Region: Scotland, Islay
Eilean Mor is a 2015 release from Finlaggan, a brand of whisky from an undisclosed Islay distillery. Bottled at a higher strength than the Old Reserve, this expertly balances smoke and fruit.
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 Mor (large island) and Eilean na Comhairle (council isle) where the installation of the Macdonald Lords of the Isles took place.
The chiefs of Clan Donald, chose Finlaggan as their home and the center of their lordship, so that Islay is often referred to as the Cradle of Clan Donald.
The Lords of the Isles ruled the islands and part of the west coast of Scotland during the 13th to 15th centuries, virtually independent of royal control, until 1493 when the lordship of the Isles fell to James IV of Scotland.
The heir to a strong Gaelic and Norse tradition, the Lord of the Isles "Righ Innsé Gall" was one of the most powerful figures in the country, with the small islands in Loch Finlaggan a centre of symbolic and historical importance.
This whisky is reminiscent of the significant lake Loch Finlaggan on Islay, which is historically extremely significant for Scotland.
Nose: Sweet peat smoke. Medicinal notes. Touch of sea salt
Palate: Full bodied with spicy peat smoke. Tar and iodine. Light oiliness and sweet malt. Wonderfully mouth filling
Finish: Smoking embers. Long and drying slightly