Laphroaig Cairdeas Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml)
Our Càirdeas expression for 2023 brings together the best of much loved Càirdeas releases over recent years. The limited-edition single malt is a combination of Madeira and White Port casks. Three quarters of the whisky is matured in second-fill Madeira casks, releasing smoky, spicy, and sweet fruit flavours. The final quarter has been finished in first-fill Port casks; the majority of these are white port, adding a hint of crisp fruit and deep woodiness to the flavour. It’s a new take on Laphroaig that plays to our strengths – welcoming friends old and new.
- Color: Soft burnished gold.
- Nose: Cinnamon, freshly ground ginger, crisp green apple with notes of toasted peaches, charred orange peel, and caramelized sugar with a whisper of bonfire embers.
- Palate: Honey sweetness paired with juicy citrus characters and delicate notes of hazelnut, tannic oak, dark chocolate, and slightly bitter caramel leading to earthy iodine-rich smoke.
- Finish: Sweet and smooth with a lingering earthy peat and creosote phenolic character. A light sea-salt sensation to finish.