- 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
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178 × member ratings
681 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points
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- 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 ;-)
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
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
rather short, sweet, not really smoke in the finish, which I find extraordinary, some fruit bowl, the second sip then backwards somehow cold
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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)
nice oily mouthfeel, peat smoke, a touch of earth, then quite a bit of perfume sweetness/pear ester, (83)
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)
- 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.
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).
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.
Long, medicinal, amaranth and peaty, it is unfortunately ass? Sings on the hard.
- 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
- A beautiful, very elegant Laphroaig that can be clearly recognized as such. Very nice.
clear and distinct Laphroaig, cardamont, sewing machine oil, peat, vanilla, a sweet, intense base. Not the heaviest smoker, but a very elegant appearance.
strong, spicy, but pleasantly pleasant and elegant in the mouth. No biting, lots of aroma.
long and smoky, with vanilla and spices.