Cairdeas derives from the Gaelic for 'Friendship', this is a rare cask strength edition from the Laphroaig distillery.
The nose is quite sweet. Notes of chocolate orange and a gristy note. A touch of arak and toasty oaken vanilla spice. The palate is full and thick. The peat is very big-bodied with winter spice and fruitcake sweetness. A little pepper creeps in with notes of dried mixed peels and aniseed. The finish is long and dries with oaked tannins and peat.
Best sipping scotch ever
But what does it taste like?
But has anyone actually tasted it?
These Cairdeas releases seem overpriced and overrated to me. I wish people would be more critical when it comes to whisky sometimes.
8th June 2013
This is a new favorite of mine. Was lucky enough to find it here in the states for half of what this site sells it for. Nice to know i bought a great scotch, and was lucky enough to buy it at release. I do believe though that its worth every penny, even at this price.
14th April 2013
Best there is!
10th April 2013
A Scottish friend came baring this gift
and now we are looking to buy a bottle. Sheer brilliance.
28th October 2010