Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Bottling Note
STRICTLY ONE PER CUSTOMER
A limited edition port finished Laphroaig release for Fèis Ìle 2013, the Islay whisky festival. Initially matured in bourbon casks, this Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an incredible pink hue. Cairdeas, meanwhile, is the Gaelic for 'friendship' and can be pronounced more-or-less “car-chase”.
Nose: A wisp of Laphroaig smoke is hiding amongst sliced blood oranges, grapefruit, raspberry bushes and a hint of pot pourri. Clotted cream and lemon zest develop.
Palate: Blackcurrants and sweet marmalade with more savoury pepper notes.
Finish: Fruity and drying.
Overall: Pink Laphroaig!
A Powerful Expression
A combination that works
I bought a bottle and have gone through half of it with friends. I like the laphroaig10 and my favorite, the 18. The port wood finish gives this a sweetness that doesn't seem to go well with the smoke. Odd. Must be an acquired taste. Like smoking a sweet cigar.
Normally I don't mind the sweetness. I live the balvenie 17 double wood and the 21 port wood.
17th February 2014
I was not sure that a Laphroiag would work well with a port finish. It works quite well.
1st January 2014
The color is amazing. i also found my bottle for 60$ in the Chicago area at a local grocery store. i love islays and this did not disappoint, even despite the NAS age.
19th November 2013
Love the flavor. Peat, Peat, PEAT! Better than the 2012.
26th October 2013
You must be a gonads connoisseur this must be the reason that you don't like this fantastic Laphroaig.