Laphroaig Càirdeas 2019 Triple Wood Cask Strength

Peated Single Malt

Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland

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    1. bornyhake

      Tasted May 3, 2021
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    2. jbuerke

      Tasted March 19, 2021
      3.75
      3.75 out of 5 stars
    3. Whiskey_Hound

      Tasted March 13, 2021
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
      The 2016-2018 releases established Cairdeas as a contender for my favorite product line in all of whisk(e)y. All 3 were stunning in different ways. I haven't had the standard release Triple Wood yet, but I loved the way that the 2017 took an already solid Quarter Cask to astonishing heights. Let's hope this one delivers at cask strength as well. Nose: The Laphroaig campfire smoke is there, but pretty muted compared to other releases. Th sea salt, brine, and seaweed are still there. Saltwater taffy, salted caramel, and pretzel rod. lots of salt. Smoked meats and chili, but again, it's quieter than I'd expect of Laphroaig. If you give it some time in the glass, these notes and the smoke start to pop out. Lime, grapefruit, and strawberry in the background. Vanilla and blackberry jam. Very nice peat bomb, with a twist. Palate: An interesting combination of smoky peat and sweet notes. Campfire smoke and iodine hit heavy. Lemon citrus, sea salt, brine, and seaweed. Smoked meat and black bean red pepper chili. Beyond the layers of standard Laphroaig goodness is some artificial candied sweetness. Strawberry, salted caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, blackberry jam. Cinnamon red hots and more than a pinch of black pepper. Fantastic. Finish: Hot as hell, in a good way. You get just enough smoke from the campfire not to be uncomfortable. Strawberry and blackberry. Some citrus. All of the briny notes and then it's oak, cinnamon , and a ton of black pepper. Long as the day. It's a powerful whisky for certain. Tasty and interesting to boot. I like it a lot. But, it's a bit disjointed. Some of the notes just don't fit together. The transitions are rough. To be fair, I'm grading this against 2016-2018. It's inferior to all of the above. I set the bar high, and it didn't quite reach. But let's be clear, it's an exceptionally good whisky. At $75, it's a damn good value. If you're a Laphroaig fan, grab this. I need to give the standard Triple Wood a go after tasting this. I'll give this another go before I finalize this review, only because this line has been nothing but stellar. At any rate, this is a damn good drop.
      75.0 USD per Bottle
    4. brianofpickering

      Tasted March 12, 2021
      5.0
      5.0 out of 5 stars
    5. mflem06

      Tasted March 11, 2021
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
      Leather and vanilla. Smoked stone fruits (peaches, cherries) and ozone. Bog water, antiseptic finish
    6. islayscotchfan

      Tasted March 3, 2021
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    7. gman4405

      Tasted January 15, 2021
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
      This is very good for the price point. Wish it was a regular offering!
    8. Simon-Br-tsch

      Tasted December 31, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    9. Springheeledrob

      Tasted November 26, 2020
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    10. Steve15

      Tasted November 22, 2020
      4.5
      4.5 out of 5 stars
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