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Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2014
1st Fill Bourbon Casks, Amontillado Hogsheads
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 May 2014 12:29 pm by totalatool
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 209,35

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.19 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    on the nose, concentrated and pleasant scents, sweetened at first on caramel, cinnamon, brioche, then candied citrus fruits, old and humidified wood ... and finally fat peat, and solvents of room of 'hospital!
    salty return! and on the maderized wine.
    • Nose
      earthy peat, medicinal air, candied fruit on exotic fruits.
      Important woody return that virtually removes peat
    • Taste
      peppery spices in front, peat, dry but stubborn, candied fruit, almost rotten, meat meat, impregnated wooden barrel spring.
      there is a candied caramel side in it.

  2. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    For me one of the best Cairdeas. The connection Laphroaig with Amontillado Sherry works mE excellent. A very complex malt with a long finish. I would like to see a full maturation of this.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    For me one of the best Cairdeas. The connection Laphroaig with Amontillado Sherry works mE excellent. A very complex malt with a long finish. I would like to see a full maturation of this.

  4. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, fruity (bananas, grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple), seaweed, coastal and medicinal notes, honey, brown sugar, yeast
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, fruity (apples, tropical fruits), bacon, meaty, yeast, spicy (pepper), salty
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, fruity, meaty, sweet

  6. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Medicinal with sweet honey, greens, nicely infused smoke, caramel, salt and coast, iodine, mineral;
    • Taste
      Cloves! Smoke and ash! Salt and more smoke, citrus, cinnamon; Caramel in the background;
    • Finish
      Medium long, medically;

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another beautiful Laffie, although I do prefer the previous release on Port.
    • Nose
      The nose is surprisingly (or is it?) sweet and fruity on banana, dried papaya, grapefruit and brown sugar. It even sports a mildly exotic side, but it does not reveal itself fully as it is quickly overpowered by the peat. This translates quickly into bacon on the barbecue with is very, very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Good body, mildly spicy (pepper, salt and a touch of ginger) and again fruity sweet (pineapple on the BBQ!) but turn umami quickly with a little rubbery note (not too much, luckily) and some resin. Something metallic too. This may sounds strange, but it’s almost as if this was poured from a tin can.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully long finish on grapefruit and soft, sweet peat.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's quite complex and grotesque from Laphroaig, but it's okay. I like it.
    • Nose
      Camphor, banana, citruses, vanilla, sherry, peat and ash, pepper.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Big dose of peat, roasted fruits, pepper, pine resin, flambéed banana, bacon, salt, vanilla. Camphor, ash, gunpowder. Tutty frutty.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, peaty spicy.

  9. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted twice on different occasions: here you can see how sensors and subjective impressions are variable ...
    • Nose
      Sweetish smoke, medicinal, leucotape, minimally alcoholic; Lemon paired with vanilla, subtle green = driftwood with moss, woody-maritime, dry;
    • Taste
      Dry, medicated, ashen, maritime-woody, dry and tart, lemon;
    • Finish
      Spicy, dry, warming, medium-long, maritime-woody;

  10. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Once again a successful Cairdeas composition. I certainly would not have associated Amontillado, but the product is right! The character is not heavily influenced, definitely Laphroaig, but there are a few nuances and impacts that you would not necessarily have expected. The balance is good, it certainly brings a little more acidity than most, but never so much that it would be unpleasant. Presumably, therefore, the sweetness seems so pleasantly braked.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring a complex bouquet. Of course, phenolic smoke, which, however, is quite mild and a nice symbiosis with caramel, a mint idea, yellow fruits, hay, wet rock and some salty sweat received. After a while, dark Sherry fruits are present, with cooked peaches and still quite salty. Movement ensures freshness first again mint, then comes strong acid with a lot of disinfectant and dominates completely, only the smoke can still hold its own. After further reassurance then sweet, dark caramel over peach compote, served in an unpolished granite bowl with a dash of lime. When heated, a rich barrage of marshmallows and (sweet) popcorn awaits you, along with plenty of disinfectant, rock and some soap.
    • Taste
      In the mouth shows first a splash of lemon, then comes a mild caramel sweetness and then it occurs, alcoholic mild with some white pepper. He gives a pretty full mouthfeel. At the back then comes slightly tart oak and the acidity becomes stronger. A fruitiness can be thoroughly interpreted.
    • Finish
      In the finish, he develops again a strong, dark and peaty sweetness, before he slowly fades away. The upper part of the mouth holds fruity hints and some menthol has a refreshing effect. He warms the chest significantly. Finally, ashes remain on the tongue, as expected long.


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