Laphroaig Càirdeas 2019 Triple Wood Cask Strength
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2019 Triple Wood Cask Strength is a no-age statement release for the Friends of Laphroaig. Its release coincides with the 2019 Fèis Ìle (Islay Fest) which runs the last week of May into June. This single malt is matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred to quarter casks followed by European oak ex-oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at a cask strength of 51.4% ABV without chill-filtration. Only 36,000 bottles produced.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, quarter casks, European oak ex-oloroso sherry
"This special release from Laphroaig is an exercise in extremes. Ton of peat? Check. An abundance of rich vanilla notes from three different casks? Check that, too. This scotch starts with a savory, barbecue aroma, but the flavor is deep with bourbon-y notes of charred oak, leather, and cigar smoke. There is, of course, plenty of peat, and the finish reveals a subtly medicinal taste of anise. The extremes play off each other well, and while this whisky won't be for everyone, those who come looking for it will enjoy the ride."