Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 400.05

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points

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

    20 22 22 21 85

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very classy.. much sweet.. peat in the back seat.. a little too bitter dry in the finish.. but sooo heavy and oily.. nose is ginormously yummie and almost raw

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, very elegant Laphroaig that can be clearly recognized as such. Very nice.
    • Nose
      clear and distinct Laphroaig, cardamont, sewing machine oil, peat, vanilla, a sweet, intense base. Not the heaviest smoker, but a very elegant appearance.
    • Taste
      strong, spicy, but pleasantly pleasant and elegant in the mouth. No biting, lots of aroma.
    • Finish
      long and smoky, with vanilla and spices.

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  10. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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