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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020 Port & Wine Casks

Peated Single Malt

Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4.16
4 out of 5 stars
( 42 )

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020 Port & Wine Casks is a no-age statement release for the Friends of Laphroaig. Its release coincides with what would have been the 2020 Fèis Ìle (Islay Fest), which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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This single malt is a marriage of classic Laphroaig whisky rested in second-fill Ruby Port "barriques" along with whisky double matured in ex-bourbon barrels followed by ex-red wine casks. Bottled at 52% ABV without chill-filtration.

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020 Port & Wine Casks is a no-age statement release for the Friends of Laphroaig. Its release coincides with what would have been the 2020 Fèis Ìle (Islay Fest), which was cancelled due to COVID-19. This single malt is a marriage of classic Laphroaig whisky rested in second-fill Ruby Port "barriques" along with whisky double matured in ex-bourbon barrels followed by ex-red wine casks. Bottled at 52% ABV without chill-filtration.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    52.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    former ruby port barriques, ex-bourbon, ex-red wine casks

Tasting Notes

"Fact: the best pieces of movie popcorn are the half-popped, slightly burnt kernels at the bottom of the bucket, and that is exactly what this whisky initially smells and tastes like. Perhaps a flask of Port or PX sherry was brought along, because the buttery, charred popcorn takes on a brambly/berry compote flavor, with a hint of cherry cough lozenge, roasted almonds, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, and a waft of drying sea weed. Fans of Laphroaig will appreciate that the typical phroaig-iness is very much present, just with some fun new flavor profiles to savor, and a pleasingly long finish with only a slight burn despite the proof. "

Score 93
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Flavor Profile

Smoky & Sweet

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