Laphroaig Càirdeas

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2008
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2008 5:38 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 360.97

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Càirdeas

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.78 points

  1. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Had on 3 blind tastings, combined notes.
    If I can read my notes properly from a tasting at Laphroaig, this is a
    vatting from 33 casks, most of them 9-15 yo bourbon casks plus 2
    additional 17yo sherry butts.
    • Nose
      feels a bit faint/weak  on the nose altogether - peat, vanilla, musty, fermented fruit (apples & pears), cooked pears, bright wood, wet tobacco leaves, also a touch of cigarette ashtray, salty, new sneakers ? (84)
    • Taste
      nice oily mouthfeel, peat smoke, a touch of earth, then quite a bit of perfume sweetness/pear ester, (83)
    • Finish
      interesting sweet / sour / bitter / salty / smokey mix at the beginning of the finish, but left over remain mostly pear/pineapple wine-gummy & smoke with a dry woody and alcoholic edge. (82)

  2. Dede scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but this feeling of drought in the final is frankly not pleasant. I prefer by far the Cairdeas 12yo 2009, not to mention the good old 10yo CS Red Stripe.
    • Nose
      In the same vein as the 18yo. Tr? S Laphroaig, on the peat with vanilla in the background. However more marine (iodine and spray), more lemon? and less fruit? than the 18yo, more powerful too (normal, considering the degree of alcohol).
    • Taste
      Alcohol is very well integrated. We find the alliance of peat, iodine and lemon, with in the background a sweet touch that softens the whole. Notes of new wood appear in the middle of the mouth, as well as a bitterness of gentian / slices.
    • Finish
      Long, medicinal, amaranth and peaty, it is unfortunately ass? Sings on the hard.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An interesting representative of his guild and definitely not as pleasing or monotonous as today's Cairdeas of the last three years. Whereby it does not have to be bad ;-)
    • Nose
      A typical Laphroaig nose, clear medical smoke with a hint of cinnamon, tart fruit, quite edgy, slightly sweet, slightly sour, maritime, smoked fish, a spicy undertone (goulash?), All in all, quite fresh from the overall picture, with mint, after also sweet, cream brulee at the first sip
    • Taste
      wow, very oily, sweet, fruity, much sweeter than the nose, the smoke nestles supple and then becomes intense, light cinnamon, slightly maritime, again tart fruit, the overall impression is here honey sweet with vanilla, a very lovely Laphroaig
    • Finish
      rather short, sweet, not really smoke in the finish, which I find extraordinary, some fruit bowl, the second sip then backwards somehow cold

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately this one can no longer be found, but if you get a chance to try it, don’t let it pass you by. This is a delicious Laffie!
    • Nose
      Lovely sweet nose. Loads of vanilla, caramel and nuts. When I put my nose in the glass a second time, I get a lot of coastal notes with sea weeds and peat. Citrus and some coconut kick in. The third time… well… sneakers! Lovely, complex nose that is well balanced.
    • Taste
      Soft and oily, mildly spicy but very smoke on the palate and the 55% ABV manifests itself. Dry from the first sip. Some notes of earth, white fruit, citrus (a lot of it!) and sea salt, followed by ashes and sea weeds. Classic Laffie that can be enjoyed without water, but can probably take some too.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, smoky and round and – strangely enough – less dry than the palate promised. It dies a mildly bitter death.

  7. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    After the last Wood Editions of the Càirdeas I really wanted to try the first edition of the Càirdeas. This filling is surprisingly fruity and at the same time salty and smoky. Of course, the typical Laphroaig peat is also missing. A fine droplet, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      An amazing floral touch dominates the first moment. Then immediately the typical phenolic Laphroaig peat comes to the fore. Slightly mineral smoke is extinguished by a pinch of salt and sea air. A wonderful banana and apple aroma mixes with intense smoke. Above all lies this magnificent Laphroaig peat note.
    • Taste
      At the first sip sweet and fruity peat strikes me immediately. Violent salt, sharpness and oak notes soon cover the peat. The addition of a few drops of water make the initial bitter aromas appear much more harmonious. Spicy wood and a subtle pinch of salt make the peat almost disappear. Cold smoke and some ashes rise from the slightly bitter wood flavors. The floral note is also only weakly perceptible.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with bitter wood aromas. The spicy wood mixes with the cold smoke of the taste. Slowly the peat and the sweet fruit come back, but a slightly bitter and salty note dominates the finish. At the end of the departure comes again this spicy wood aroma to the fore.

  8. barryfox915 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: Smoky, nutty, peaty, maritime, slightly tatty, quite
    sweet, on dried meat and some seaweed.
    Taste: Dry, malty, sweet,
    young,oaky,smoky, with some toffee, seeds, vanilla and coconuts aromas. The
    finish is short to very short, young, round, peaty, smoky and on
    General Impression: Two casks of 17 YO Laphroaig were vatted with
    much younger quarter casks (a dozen?). The result is a round, sweet and young
    peated Laphroaig with a short finish.


  9. markkerr02 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2084%20Islay%20Festival%202008.html Test 084: Islay Festival - 081011 The whisky tested: Glass 1 Bruichladdich X4 + 1, 65.4%, 594: - kr (50 cl) 1 point
    Glass 2 Bowmore 8Y / 2000, 57.4%, 960: - kr 8 points
    Glass 3 Bunnahabhain 21Y / 1986, 46.7%, 2510: -kr 108 points
    Glass 4 Lagavulin 16Y, 43%, 549: - kr; reference points
    Glass 5 Laphroaig Càirdeas, 55%, 649: - kr 78 points
    Glass 6 Ardbeg Renaissance, 55.9%, 549: - kr 113 points
    Glass 7 Lagavulin 15Y / 1993, 52.9%, 720: - NOK 118 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Laphroaig Càirdeas, 55%, 649: - kr
    A total of 12,000 bottles of which 3600 were sold in Sweden.
    Scent: Smoke, very sweet, carbon, iodine, slightly spicy
    Taste: Smoke, sweet, cola, fruits
    Aftertaste: Smoke, coal, sweetness, medium
    Score: 85 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Laphroaig Càirdeas, 55%, 649: - kr
    A total of 12,000 bottles of which 3600 were sold in Sweden.
    Color: Gold - light gold
    Scent: Torvök
    Taste: Dry-dried, dried fruits, slightly sweet, small fatties
    Aftertaste: Long with dryness and slightly sweetness
    Score: 89

  10. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A 55% whisky that doesn't need any water, complex whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet nose, with peaty notes in the background. So many layers.
    • Taste
      Smooth peaty flavors at it's best. Ash, coal and seaweed, very nice.
    • Finish
      Long finish, with lots of lemon flavor


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