Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2012 Origin
50/50 Quarter Cask & Refill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 May 2012 8:29 pm

Average value

€ 480.62

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315 × member ratings

1453 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.39 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    OMFG! What a delicious Laffie indeed.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity nose on lime and apricots, cherries and banana. Wood shavings. Crème brûlée, rosemary. The whole is obviously wrapped in a smoky blanket of sweet peat. Oh, how beautiful Laffie can be at times…
    • Taste
      It is mildly drying, smoky and complex on the palate. I get tannins, lime, pepper and nuts but also some citrus, ginger, salt, green herbs and… more salt. Yes, from the second sip on it becomes salty seawater! Apparently there is also a lost apricot in there somewhere...
    • Finish
      The finish is long, dry and smoky with more oranges and play-doh at the death.

  2. serejja scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very decent Laphroaig. I really wish it was a bit stronger though. Gentle peat and smoke, quite dry and oaky. Would be higher than 89 if it was a bit stronger and richer

  3. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice dram, I thank my friend who gave me this 3cl. Not just flat but here is realy something to discover.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, yellow fruit, subtile peat, very nice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Wow, a mouth full with lot to discover. Peppery and salty.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long spicy, salty finish

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    20 22 21 21 84

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is good - smoke, bandages, hospital .. The taste is also good, a little weak in strength and the finish is not too long. In general, approx. 22-22-22-22

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not super complex, but great aromatic and balanced Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      Slightly warmed coal, heather, chestnut, walnut, camphor, dry apricot, earthy, aromatic, vanilla, a little black pepper
    • Taste
      Slightly warm coal here too, lightly burnt toast with forest honey, lime peel, tannins, nice gentle salt, vanilla, a little peach with a core
    • Finish
      Toasted malt, autumn leaves, pepper and salt, medium length

  7. Dyno scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A complex and lovely Cairdeas. Great Laphroaig character with an extra load of smoke and tar.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, dry citrus, iodine, medicinal, grass, vanilla, dry and earthy, some herbals lingering around way in the back, fresh tar, sweet pepper, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Smoke, fruits, citrus, vanilla, salty, some herbs.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke, herbs, dark chocolate.

  9. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    The first two drams from my newly opened bottle would rate it a 86, but after 5-7 weeks of being open and oxidization taking hold this has developed into a beauty. Very well balanced; the noise is a salty-brine-smoke with vanilla in the background, the taste is so well balanced with salty cream, smoke with biscuit, vanilla a touch of lemon meringue, the finish has a touch of salty toffy. A real pleasant dram I must say!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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