GlenAllachie 12 year old single malt reviewMarch 30, 2021
This is the smoky version of legendary Scottish blended whisky Kolme Leijonaa (Three Lions in English) produced by Alko/Altia (Finnish liquor shop/producer). So not in fact a Finnish whisky but because of its name and exclusivity, I’ve labeled it under Finland.
This whisky is only available in Finland, produced for Finnish market, even though all the ingredients come from Scotland. Too bad there’s no detailed information about how the whisky has been made.
But you can read more about the history of this whisky brand from my Kolme Leijonaa review. The brand was originally introduced in 1933 but this smoky version was added to portfolio just recently.
Nose: Not as light on the nose as the original version. You can get hints of smoke and peat along with honey and orange peel.
Taste: Bit salty with sweet honey and fruity notes. Peat provides more character into this otherwise quite light and stingy blend.
Finish: Hints of smoke and spices nicely balance the harsh grain and oak notes. Bit more pleasant than original version.
Balance: I must admit, smoke version is the better one. Although I wasn’t surprised since peated whisky tends to make blends better, adding more character.
Kolme Leijonaa Savu Scoring 72
Distillery: Unknown Region: Highland?