Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016 Madeira Cask
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
Cairdeas, Gaelic for "friendship", is an annual bottle release put out by Laphroaig for their Friends of Laphroaig members. It is also released for the Fèis Ìle (Islay Fest) which is celebrated each May. This bottling was originally aged in ex-bourbon barrels before being recasked in European hogsheads which previously held Madeira wine. This is bottled at 51.6% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon & Madeira wine hogsheads
"Tasting this whisky is like spending a night on the beach near a bonfire with plenty of snacks. The salty sea air wafts out of the glass, with a smoke of burning leaves that come from both sea and land. Scents and flavors or rosemary, lime peel, and mint mix with richer tones of cashews, salty pretzels, bittersweet chocolate, and berry jam. A fun, familiar flavor akin to movie-theater popcorn butter kicks in toward the finish, which is so savory it's almost crunchy, giving the palate plenty to do. "