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Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
87.22/100
votes
203
Whiskybase ID
WB21968
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2011 Ileach Edition
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Makers Mark Casks
Number of bottles
3750
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L108957A
Barcode
5010019637253
Added on
23 May 2011 5:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 355.80

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    He looks young, but is well balanced. The finish would have liked to be able to turn out a little longer.
    • Nose
      87 87
      It takes a while, until something shows up here. Low-key nose. After some time, then mild peat smoke, rotten fish vanilla and honey has worked past the alcohol.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Peat smoke and salt are almost mild on the tongue. Smoked pork, juniper berries, pepper and sweet paprika. Also the vanilla and the honey from the nose are there.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to short, smoky, vanilla sweet.

  2. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Yes, it is young and it shows most clearly in the finish.. but the nose juxtaposes so perfectly the smell of spring flowers with the classic, medicinal Laphroaigian peat.. and the taste is so mild, sweet, but quite potent Islay that is just a pleasure to dance with. I’m tempted to score 89.

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very solid, but for a Cairdeas somewhat lackluster presentation of younger LP. Not the best casks used for sure and the abv. is rather low for supposed cask strength. There are better Cairdeas' out there for sure, no reason to buy this older version for a premium, get a recent LP 10 cask strength instead.

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    20 22 22 21 85

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    That drying effect continues in the long finish, but then it again turns surprisingly sweet on vanilla and honey.
    • Nose
      While the nose starts with loads of peat smoke, this quickly fades to make room for oranges and tobacco, followed by brown sugar and oyster sap. But that also needs to move over for salted bacon on the barbecue. And yes, this is wonderful!
    • Taste
      The palate follows through on the nose: smoky at first, then sweet and then salty. It goes up and down, but is nicely balanced. Some pepper and nutmeg provide a spicy touch. Midpalate it turns quite dry, though.
    • Finish
      The palate follows through on the nose: smoky at first, then sweet and then salty. It goes up and down, but is nicely balanced. Some pepper and nutmeg provide a spicy touch. Midpalate it turns quite dry, though.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    great Lappy,
    starts really sweet and fruity in the nose, pear and melons. Later on it shows more peatiness.

    in the mouth: full of flavour and quite well balance. 
    Finish is also rather long, peaty and sweet.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

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