Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary Edition
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
Once a year, Laphoraig Master Distiller, John Campbell, creates a blend to celebrate the distillery's special friendship (the meaning of "cairdeas" in Gaelic) with fans. The 2015 release was made using only the production's smaller stills, and from whisky stored exclusively in the No. 1 Laphroaig warehouse. As it's their 200th anniversary year, this is Campbell's interpretation of the style in which that whisky would have been produced back then.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"This year's release is bolder and more intensely concentrated than the previous one. Salt and brine of the Islay shore barge in with strong gusts of phenol smoke. Fresh orchard fruit, coffee and dark caramel (almost like a candy apple) hold the foundation down. It's truly fall in a glass, meant to be sipped slowly with a drop of water to draw out all the elements."