Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Port Wood Edition
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
Meaning “friendship” in Gaelic, Cairdeas was created for the Islay Whisky Festival back in 2013. This port wood edition is most notably characterized by its vibrant pink color. The distillery manager, John Campbell, uses 8-year first-fill used bourbon barrels and then finishes the whisky in half-butts or half-pipe port barrels (54 Gallons) for a further 16 months.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon & port barrels
"The whisky begins with a jammy plum nose and hints of black currant and spice reminiscent of clove infused iodine. On the palate, savory pepper and peat. At 102.6 proof, the rich flavored ethanol sticks to your lips and burns ever so good. A crescendo-like smoky cigar box finish is firm and luxurious. "