Finlaggan Profile

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Finlaggan was a launch brand for the Vintage Malt Whisky Company Ltd, which focuses on bottling whiskies from the Highlands and Islands. The brand was designed to embody the spirit of Islay (it’s named after a loch on the north side of the island, just west of Port Askaig where the Macdonald Lords of the Isles had their seat), and does so in three core NAS expressions: Old Reserve (40% abv), Eilean Mor (46% abv) and Cask Strength (58% abv).

Two Port and Sherry wood finishes were introduced in autumn 2016, while a limited 2006 vintage edition of 350 bottles was released for Feis Ile earlier in the year.

Today the brand is sold worldwide in over 30 countries.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt

Finlaggan History

Brian Cook, former director at Morrison Bowmore Distillers, founded Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd in 1992. Finlaggan was among the company’s launch brands.

In 2014 the Finlaggan range was redesigned and relaunched with three core expressions. Two years later the company sold its millionth bottle. 


Current owner


Vintage Malt Whisky Co Limited
2 Stewart Street
East Dunbartonshire
G62 6BW
United Kingdom
+44 141 955 1700
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public


See also

  • Glenalmond Glenalmond Glenalmond Brand


    Blended malt from Vintage Malt Whisky Co that’s named after part of Perthshire.

  • Tantallan Tantallan Tantallan Brand


    Highland single malt whisky named after Scotland’s last great medieval castle.

  • The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company Blender

    Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company

    Glasgow-based owner of The Ileach, Black Cuillin and Pibroch single malts.

  • Tambowie Tambowie Tambowie Brand


    Blended malt named after a lost distillery near Milngavie, which closed in 1914.

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