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Laphroaig Cairdeas Whisky 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks 58.9%

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A stunning limited edition triple distilled whisky from Laphroaig. Initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels then quarter casks and finally in Pedro Ximenez hogsheads. This ‘Cairdeas' release- meaning ‘friendship' in Gaelic was bottled at a bold cask strength of 58.9%. A single malt that is both complex and smoky. Laphroaig’s famous flavours of peat smoke and seaweed are married with sweet notes of Manuka honey and spice. There’s also hints of grilled bacon, cooked apples and oak spice. The finish is long and warming. A perfect dram to enjoy with friends.

Country Scotland Age NAS
Region Islay Cask No.  
Distillery Laphroaig Size 70cl
Cask Description Ex-Bourbon /Quarter Casks Pedro Ximenez Hogsheads ABV 58.9%
Year Distilled   Shipping Weight 2 Kg
Year Bottled 2021 Description Limited Edition Distillery Release

 

Laphroaig is located on Islay’s south coast and was founded by farmers Donald and Alexander Johnston in 1815. Named after its position ‘broad hollow by the bay’ the distillery remained in family ownership for over a hundred and thirty years. Back in the early days word spread of this particularly delicious whisky with it’s soft, peaty water source and the farmers quickly realised distilling was a more lucrative proposition.
Laphroaig is now owned by Beam Suntory and is the largest seller of single malt whisky on Islay. The distillery’s production capacity is 3.3 million litres of alcohol and with 34 mashes per week it has been running at full capacity for a number of years. The whisky is know for its smoky style which is individual and unique. Being so close to the coast the the peat used to smoke the barley has a higher moss content which adds to its distinctive character. Interestingly a great series of bottling’s named The Ian Hunter Story have been introduced which pay homage to the last of the Johnston family to own Laphroaig. In 2022 book four of the five Ian Hunter Story series was released. 

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks 58.9%

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: 'Medicinal' aromas layered with pine and hints of almond, hazelnut, marzipan, sweet apple and cinnamon. 

Palate: Forward peat smoke with ashy notes of grilled bacon and sweet hints of Manuka honey, cooked apples and oak spice. ​

Finish: Hot and spicy, with lingering hints of sea salt and dried seaweed. ​

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