Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Cask Finish
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
This bottling was released on the 2018 Fèis Ìle Open Day for Laphroaig. Cairdeas means "friendship" in Gaelic and if you weren't there to grab a bottle, this release is currently available to Friends of Laphroaig members (excluding the US) with a wide release expected beginning August 2018. The single malt matured in Warehouse 8 and 10 and was first placed in first-fill bourbon casks before finishing its maturation in Fino sherry casks. Bottled at 51.8% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typefirst-fill bourbon and ex-fino sherry cask
"Briny oysters open up a familiarly Laphroaig nose, with campfire, sea salt, and peat, along with pumpkin seeds and prunes. The palate begins with an ashy, salty profile, with black pepper, stewed fruits, toffee, and bitter Baker's chocolate, leading to a resinous back end with sugary dried fruits. The finish is big and booming, with hefty doses of smoke and asphalt as well as peat and salt, and finally an underlying note of honeyed fruits."