- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Feis Ile 2009
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Number of bottles
- 57.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 29 May 2009 8:42 pm
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195 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cairdeas
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.38 points
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- A lovely malt in itself, but in this series of Feis Ile bottlings, it is one of the lesser gods because of its less typical character.
I get quite a few burnt notes on the nose, if you know what I mean. Toasted oak, crème brûlée, a doused wood fire, some tar. I like it. There is also quite a bit of sweetness as if from vanilla, candied citrus and fermented apples. The peat is rather quiet. There is also a mild hint of rubber, to be honest. But luckily that is not disturbing. Something metallic as well, as if it is poured from a can.
Despite the high ABV, the arrival is quite doable without water. Loads of citrus in the lead, followed by a feisty spiciness (pepper and salt, ginger!) and some woodsmoke, but the typical medicinal character of Laphroaig is not really present. Sweet smoke and lemons, that’s this Laffie in a nutshell.
The finish is medium long – short compared to its compadres – and rather sweet and sour. Mildly drying towards the end.
- The typical Laphroaig-note unfolds on the tongue, but the combination with the fruity-fresh nose makes it really interesting.
Hmm, smoked lemon and orange peel, apple slices. Fresh, salty smoke. Vanilla, a serving of oatmeal cookies.
Only very slightly medically.
Apple sweet, greasy peat smoke. Oak chips pearl on the tongue. A licorice sweet. Warm tar. Medical, phenolic.
Mild herbs, salt, pepper.
Long, slightly dry, with cold smoke, citrus juice, tart oak and vanilla.
- A typical Laphroaig with neat whiffs in the taste and finish. The intense peat, citrus fruits, vanilla sweetness and a subtle smoky note harmonize perfectly. Above all lies a mineral note. A great Laphroaig of appetite for more power!
Wonderful peat and subtle smoke rises from the glass. Tough and oily, the streaks run down the glass wall after being poured. Mineral rock mixes with fine citrus fruits. Increasingly, the 57.5% alcohol content is noticeable. A mineral note mixes with a sweet vanilla flavor. Peat, fruits, light sweetness and subtle smoke harmonize perfectly.
Strong peat and sweet wood notes dominate the first sip. Then immediately a bitter oak note and smoky peat noticeable. A pleasant mineral taste is now very present and plays with the now bitter wood note. The addition of some water makes the Laphroaig seem more supple, the peat in my opinion is more intense and saltier. Sharpness and bitter notes of wood penetrate through the peat. Spices are added.
Salty, with a mineral peat note, the finish begins. Despite the addition of water, the aroma on the finish is characterized by intense peat, bitter notes of wood and salty sharpness. The finish fires its mouth for a long time, leaving behind a subtle, pungent aroma of peat.
- this spirit absolutely takes no prisoners..! it enjoys hurting people’s palates and expectations. it makes me want to taste Laphroaig’s new make.
very clean, very dry, very minimalistically Laphroaig.. completely giving itself up to the power of the oak..
grease, peat and lemons.. intoxicating oils, waxy and creamy
sweet, herbal, spicy..
long, lively, lemons again..
- Aroma: Intense, powerful, multifaceted. Marine theme, iodine, algae, minerality. Vanilla, citrus???? (tangerine theme), puff pastry????, ripe apples and pears????????, some berry shades????. The history with a medical theme has not been canceled, Vishnesky's ointment, Ichthyol ointment, bandages, in one word, or rather two, a dressing room. A little fried meat???? and undercooked potatoes with a high starch content???? under a small layer of peat????. Spices, ginger. An excellent, complex and multifaceted aroma, rich in ingredients and derivatives.
Taste: Bright, dense, sweetish, slightly salty. Vanilla, citrus fruits, ripe fruits, berry sourness. Medical theme, marine shades, a little fried meat and smoke, peat, spices.
Finish: Long lasting, sweetish. Vanilla, citrus fruits, smoked meats, a little chocolate, peat, almost a phantom berry trail.
Conclusion: High-quality, interesting, diverse, rich in shades and midtones, without protruding dominants.
Lots of citrus, grapefruit, sweet smoke,wood staves,fresh wood risiny, pinewood. Adding water: lovely tones of creme brûlée .
Lemon grass, sweet smoke again, some woody tannins, quite dry with a layer of lemon pie and a touch of pineapple.
Smoky and little bit dry.Spicy notes in the background.
- N- Floral filled the glass with fresh wood shaving, black tea, roasted nuts and wee bit pungent.
P- Vanilla cake, with dominant roasted black pepper quick to follow. Tart.
F- Medium length, spiciness remains.
— at Laphroaig distillery.