- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Feis Ile 2014
- 1st Fill Bourbon Casks, Amontillado Hogsheads
- 51.4 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 19 Jul 2014 9:49 am by JamieC
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points
- Outstanding finish with a lot of power. Heavy smoke!
Extreme smoke, burnt wood, charcoal an heavy oil. Some very fruity and sweet in there, maybe peach and clementine. A hint of lemon.
Smooth beginning, dusty and smoky. Balanced between sweet and dry. Charcoal again, some chemicals and crop.
Very good, long and strong finish with a lot of taste. Dark and natural cacao with some acid.
- 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.
Oily, briny peat, iodine, smoked fish, and a vegetal note mixed with a sweet, caramel-like custard and baking spice.
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.
Long and satisfying, with more fruit and smoke. Ends with some crushed almonds and oak wood.