Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2014
1st Fill Bourbon Casks, Amontillado Hogsheads
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 May 2014 12:01 pm by totalatool
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 227.61

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

93 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 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. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Of the annual appearing Cairdeas you should really omit none.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, algae and seaweed, sea breeze, salt. Cooling the nose, a day at the sea. But then soon a fruity touch with mild peach and apricots, drizzled with lemon juice.
    • Taste
      Fruity-smoky onion with phenolic smoke and sautéed bacon. Slides oily over the tongue and spreads a pleasant, smoky-milk chocolate warmth in the mouth. Less decided fruit than in the nose, but apricots in honey are there. After a while come dark berries such as blackberries and black currants.
    • Finish
      Medium long, little dry, with cooling smoke, oak, mild herbs and berry fruit sweetness.

  3. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I really like the sweeter notes in here along with the traditional Laphroaig notes. Very interesting. 
    • Nose
      Signature Laphroaig medicinal and mineral peat notes, but toned down somewhat and sweeter. A gunpowdery, sulphury sherry note is also lingering and compliments this very nicely. Vanilla pods. The spray when peeling a clementine. Bitter cacao. Salt. Rubber. Wet hot tiles, like the kind around the pool on a hot day. Treated thatched roof. Rusty steel. Some very faint red fruit notes. 
    • Taste
      Fresh citrus zest burst, leading into sweet earthy peat, then mineral salts. Thatched roof. Spicy nut notes. 
    • Finish
      Long. Gloriously peaty. More citrus, particularly celemntines and a bit of grapefruit. Ginger snaps. More rusty metal. 

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Straight and simple Laphroaig, just the finish is a bit too bitter
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet vanilla, candy caramel, cake dough, little honey, peat, smoke, little medicinal
    • Taste
      85 85
      Punchy, creamy, sweet, pineapple juice, honey, peat, smoke, herbs
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long, burning, zesty, more herbs, little bitter

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bacon, burnt tyres, ash medicinal and mineral, toffee, candied fruits, very drinkable

  6. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    thinness and youth too stubborn to be mellowed down by the
    sweet wine notes nor by the heavenly Laphroaigian peat..
    • Nose
      91 91
      beautiful medicinal, minty notes, strong lemon oils, bitter lemon zest, rolls of dense smoke.. cold, maritime.. salt & pines
    • Taste
      87 87
      I simply find it too thin.. everything is there, but doesn’t quite make it into fullness.. very drinkable, though, more-ish and sweet
    • Finish
      88 88
      not a blast, but it does last.. long, aromatic, quite sweet and (Chinese) balmy, with an oaky underline

  7. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Breakfast Laphroaig!!!

    Honey, yellow fruits, salty, savoury, maritime, ashy... one of the best Cairdeas

  8. Ficelli scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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

    20 22 22 21 85

  10. Comet67 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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