Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
198
Whiskybase ID
WB2911
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2008
Bottled
2008
Number of bottles
3600
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010019636812
Added on
27 jul 2008 5:38 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 400.84

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

24 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.81 points.

  1. RMON scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    The nose is clean, peat is subtle in the beginnig, rubber, anice, an hint of earth. Mouth also is straight, nicely oily, more maritime than the nose. Seems more an Ardbeg then a Laphroaig overall.

  2. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is relatively intense. I have aromas of pleasant maritime peat smoke, vanilla, creme brulee, citrus, honey, pipe tobacco and refreshing mint. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is well integrated and it has a heavy body.

  3. Spoerkel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The wildness can be tamed with a few drops of water and rounded off with a creaminess
    • Nose
      86 86
      Distinct medicinal smoke, unripe green honeydew melon, maritime saltiness
    • Taste
      88 88
      Hospital, gauze soaked in iodine, nicely married to the vanilla smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      long smoky spicy dryness

  6. Holzwurm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. malthead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

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

    20 22 22 21 85

  11. 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.

  12. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  13. ezioaudit scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  14. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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
    toffee.
    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.
    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting8.html#29Apr08

     

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. Johan Van Samang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasty whisky, especially in the nose. It is subtle with fruit and peat. Taste citrus and peat, but also something salty. Wood (the quarter casks) and pepper to the end. Everything nicely balanced. Sweet, salty aftertaste, lingers for a long time.

    But putting the Cairdeas next to the vintage 1989 of the previous Feis Ile (2007) confirms once again the great qualities that the 1989 has. The Cairdeas clearly loses the argument.

  24. slothmister scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A typical Laphroaig.

    VERY smoky but also very sweet on the nose and palate.

    A great addition to the Laphroaig range, just a pity it was a limited edition and is now sold out.

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