Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Amontillado Cask Edition

Peated Single Malt

Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland


community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 115 )

Cairdeas is an annual specialty expression from Laphroaig, bottled as a gesture for their fans ("cairdeas" is Gaelic for "friendship.") This one was aged in ex-bourbon barrels and then finished in first-fill Amontillado sherry casks for one year.

  • age
    8 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & first-fill Amontillado sherry hogshead

Tasting Notes

"This Scotch wears its sherry perfume well - letting that sugar-coated roasted nut flavor waft into the classic Islay smoke. Enough of Laphroaig's inherent characteristics - salty sea air, burning campfire, a hint of rubber, creamy toffee - still come through just enough. Most of the brand's expressions are older, and it's pleasant to taste a younger one with lots of chutzpah, but hardly any rough edges."

Score 95

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