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Laphroaig Cairdeas

Overall rating
88.77/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB56505
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2014
Bottled
2014
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Casks, Amontillado Hogsheads
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
19 Jul 2014 9:49 am by JamieC

Average value

€ 220.00

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41 × member ratings

288 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. Mephisto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding finish with a lot of power. Heavy smoke!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Mephisto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Extreme smoke, burnt wood, charcoal an heavy oil. Some very fruity and sweet in there, maybe peach and clementine. A hint of lemon.
    • Taste
      Smooth beginning, dusty and smoky. Balanced between sweet and dry. Charcoal again, some chemicals and crop.
    • Finish
      Very good, long and strong finish with a lot of taste. Dark and natural cacao with some acid.

  3. erogers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a very interesting, flavorful whisky.  Water tones down the sherry sweetness but leaves the smoke and peat notes intact.  The main body is obviously standard Laphroaig, but a much younger version than the standard 10 year old.  This makes the peat attack sharper, and not as balanced and sophisticated as the older versions of Laphroaig.  It’s good, but not something I would want very often.  I’ve always found smoky, peaty whiskies aged in sherry casks to be jacks of all trades, and masters of none.  2014’s Cairdeas is better than most, but still not an exception to this rule.
    • Nose
      Oily, briny peat, iodine, smoked fish, and a vegetal note mixed with a sweet, caramel-like custard and baking spice.
    • Taste
      Strong peat smoke attack, softened at mid-palate with a sherry sweetness.  The amontillado casks really affect the overall experience, adding a creamy, fruit profile that ends with some citrus.
    • Finish
      Long and satisfying, with more fruit and smoke.  Ends with some crushed almonds and oak wood.

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