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Laphroaig Càirdeas

Overall rating
88.42/100
votes
302
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2012 Origin
Bottled
2012
Casktype
50/50 Quarter Cask & Refill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
20000
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010019637338
Added on
26 May 2012 8:29 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 272.06

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302 × member ratings

1382 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Càirdeas

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.42 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. 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

  3. Dyno scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Peated whisky as it's meant to be. 89/90.
    • Nose
      Peaty, but in combination with a nice fruitiness. Orange and peach. A dusty touch, but a pleasant one, and some vanilla. Water adds some herbs.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, malt, peach, salt and herbs.
    • Finish
      Peat, apricot, chocolate, orange and ehhh... shoarma?

  8. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    All in all a good Laphroaig which is not representing something special or outstanding that you might have never tried but is solid and tastes good. What else do you need? :)
    • Nose
      smoke, sea, salty bacon, pepper, lemon

      alcohol could have been implemented better
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, herbs, smoke and spicy pepper due to the alcohol
    • Finish
      Very dry but long finish with a lot of herbs. Very nice!

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A good Laphroaig. 
    • Nose
      Fruity, all kinds of fruit. But also Iodine,pepper, seaweed, sweetpeat and a touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      Dry, oily and sweet notes. Again some fruit. Caramel,bitter chocolate, leather,tar, peat.
    • Finish
      Long but dry. A grand final. A combination and of all together.

      Seaweed, iodine, plaster,oak etc.

  10. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think it's oldschool and somehow great, although it's not that complex in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Medicated, little disinfectant smoked bacon, some peat smoke, pretzel, a little solvent and in the background some fruits and a little sherry.
    • Taste
      Nice alcoholic onset, then first stress sherry and then a lot of bourbon influence. Peppery, rough and wild. Very tasty and relatively dry.
    • Finish
      Dry and short.

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