Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis ìle 2020 Port & Wine Casks
Bourbon Casks, Ruby Port & Red Wine Casks
52.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
L0 139 SB1 2131
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Added on
05 aug 2020 9:34 pm by Waldo444

Average value

USD$ 84.99

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.27 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and sour winey smoky whisky with a good balance of spices, dried fruits and phenols.
    • Nose
      Slightly rotten fruit, red apple, smoke, mint, spices, sea.
    • Taste
      Salt, iodine, chokeberry, pepper, smoked fish, tannins.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, sweet and sour, berry, very smoky, with notes of menthol and oak at the end.

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  3. fuxxen scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    One of the best Cairdeas. And be able to taste the Feis Ile 2022! Excellent ????????

  4. thebonewolf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Musty, leathery fruit. Medicinal smoke. Green sticks/leaves.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruity over smoked leather and meat.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Vegetal, mossy, salty smoke. Long.

  5. eddi14 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    For me one of the best Cairdeas bottlings
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. marcusjang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I have to mention that I'm not usually a big fan of wine cask maturation. However, with this Cairdeas it is done very harmonically to the malt and creates a beautiful savoury, complex result.

    If I have to pick one downside - the finish is a bit shorter than what I expected, which is unfortunate. Also while I really liked it, some others were a bit less enthusiastic about this one.
    • Nose
      Savoury meat, leathery, grilled red fruits, whole peppercorns, slight stonefruits
    • Taste
      Meaty, dark chocolate, berry jam, menthol, tinge of Iodine, creamy texture, smoked salmon, caramel
    • Finish
      Coastal, seaweeds, peat smoke, smoked salmon, fairly long

  7. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma is BBQ meat on leathery dark fruit with a candied citrus pop and light earthy notes that pull it all together into a shifting and engaging olfactory experience; Palate is like having the best strawberry shortcake you can imagine after eating perfectly grilled sardines; Finish is a touch smoky and that last, semi-metallic, sip of a red wine that’s sat out a bit too long.


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