- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Sherry & Bourbon Casks
- Number of bottles
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Apr 2009 4:38 pm
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142 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Càirdeas - 30-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.30 points
- A delicious, complex dram that is maybe a bit less well integrated than the 2015 32yo, and similar in quality to the 2016 30yo. Undeniably great, but I would not pay the current going price for a bottle. IMHO this is a much better whisky than its WF score suggests, but not quite as good as the WB average does either.
Thanks to WB member Mr. Sandwich for the sample!
Ahh, sal-ammoniac, my old friend. How I like it when you are present in a peaty whisky! Some leather, and greasy, oily bits. Sourdough bread, and soft touches of varnish. Appealing, enchanting even, but an odd dryness hangs about I can't pin down.
The body is a bit lackluster at first but comes together nicely after the tongue has drawn in enough peat. Wonderfully round now, with a present, oily peatiness and BBQ sauce, and some touches of red wine and taffy. Sal-ammoniac comes in after a moment, as well as noticeable sooty ashiness. Works well for me.
Drying. A mix of ashy sherry notes and sal-ammoniac. A bourbony sweetness in the tail.
- Slightly different than I expected. On the nose the peat was well present. On the taste it was practically gone, but in the finish it was there again. Very nice indeed.
- http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20100%202x100%20%C3%A5r%20Islay.html Test 100: 2x100 Year Islay 100417
The whisky tested: Glass 1 Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990/2008, 46%, 599 kr 20 points
Glass 2 Bowmore 25yo, 43%, 2178 kr 36 points
Glass 3 Bruichladdich 15yo Second Edition, 46%, 469 kr 48 points
Glass 4 Bunnahabhain 34yo / 1968, 43.5%, 2494 kr 105 points
Glass 5 Caol Ila 25yo / 1978, 59.4%, 1499 kr 99 points
Glass 6 Kilchoman Inaugural Release 3yo, 46%, 5449 kr 11 points
Glass 7 Lagavulin 21yo / 1985, 56.5%, 1799 kr 141 points
Glass 8 Laphroaig 30yo Càirdeas, 43%, 5413 kr 148 points
Glass 9 Port Ellen 29yo / 1978 8th Annual Release, 55.3%, 2399 kr 82 points Testimonials Per Eriksson
Laphroaig 30yo Càirdeas, 43%
Scent: Fruit, candy, oak, fig, Christmas cake, complex, very nice
Taste: Fruit, candy, fig, complex, christmas, berry, huge
Aftertaste: Fruit, berries, candy
Score: 98 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Laphroaig 30yo Càirdeas, 43%
Scent: Smokers, raisins, a little dried fruit, large
Taste: Full, smoky, dried fruit, sweet mats
Aftertaste: Long with smoke, sweetness, chocolate tones
- Single Dram Note.
Transferring previous Note (2011.12.15) content into a Tasting Note.
tobacco, musty, apples, dried fruits, cherries, chocolate, ginger (91)
licorice, aniseed, wood, peat, williams pears (92)
peat, wood, slightly drying in the end next to some dried fruits (89)