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Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary (2015 Edition)

(70cl, 51.5%)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary (2015 Edition)

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 Bottling Note

Released during Fèis Ìle 2015 and marking the distillery's 200th anniversary, for this special edition of Laphroaig Cairdeas Master Distiller John Campbell used 100% floor malted barley (from the distillery's own small malting floor) and used only the two smaller, older stills during distillation! It was matured in ex-bourbon casks for around a dozen years.

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary (2015 Edition) Reviews

Would love to have this!

I managed to get a case of this when released.
As I've sampled well over 350 different Single Malts, I can say that this bottle is in my top 2 of all time faves, with a Glendronach Single Barrel sharing the plateau.
The 200th Anniversary Cairdeas is everything you could ever want in an Islay Malt.
Peat, Barbecue, Bacon Fat, Brine, Herbal, Floral, Oily.
This price is not too high, and I say this....If you offered me triple for the one I have left, I would offer you some salt to pound!

27th December 2018

That price

I bought a bottle for $60 and have kept it stored since then, $267? I'll gladly sell mine for $200!😂

27th October 2018


Love this distilleries whisky. The Cairdeas 15 return was most welcome. I'm a huge fan and am still enjoying the few drams left from the festival of 2017

25th September 2018


I ordered a bottle of the 2016 from my local liquor store, and they delivered the 2015 instead. I tried it. I should first say that I've been drinking Laphroaig since 1972, when I was finally old enough to appreciate a single malt scotch. So, as I said, I tasted it. I was initially appalled. Then it began to change in my mouth, and in the glass. The aroma took on the distinct character of caramel and a sweetness I can't describe, while the flavor became a robust floral explosion with the least amount of peat that I've even tasted in a Laphroaig. I'm sure glad that i got the wrong bottling. The very next day I bought another bottle, which, as it turned out, was the last one left in my entire State.

23rd July 2016

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

A special Islay. Big fan of peated scotch. Laphroaig is exquisite! Until you taste it you don't know what you're missing. So go ahead and TASTE IT!

19th March 2016

Brilliantly complex!

Name a flavor and you'll find it! I'm a Laphroaig man for life.

24th January 2016

Incredibly Good

Fantastic Laphroaig it is a shame that the price is so high right now. Excellent 200 anniversary bottling.

15th January 2016

Great laphroaig

FIRST OF ALL THE PRICE LISTED ABOVE IS WRONG,,,, I paid less than $60 in Austin for this !!! I was so lucky to snag a bottle before New Year's Eve! I was able to tour laphroaig earlier in December. It was amazing to see the floor malting, and big peat fires that flavor this wonderful wisky. If it is on your BUCKET LIST to go to Islay ,,,,,,GO !! It is truly a magical place. Think,,, NAPA VALLEY OF SCOTCH WISKY. !!

12th January 2016


First off, I know this is a NAS, but there are plenty of places out there that you can find out that this guys is just shy of 12 years.

This is only my second bottle of Islay Scotch, and DANG. I'm sold. Huge, but not unbalanced, complex, and I found this dram to be rather...inquisitive.

Fun to know that the barley for this dram was hand malted at Laphroaig. To me that adds and extra element to the experience.


7th January 2016

Great Whisky!!

I'm pretty new to Islay Whiskies, and I'll say, I am a fan! A good friend of mine, whose taste is questionable, gave me a bottle of Lagavulin 16 because he couldn't stand the peat smoke/iodine. I have since began sampling many of the Islay malts as I am truly amazed at the nosing/tasting notes these great whiskies have to offer.

I purchased the Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary Edition (2015) in Kansas City and it only cost about $60. SOME OF THE BEST MONEY I'VE EVER SPENT!!! The store I purchased from has 6 or 8 more bottles. I may just go back and clean them out!

5th January 2016


This bottle really studs me because the first time I got it it was almost sold completely!oh,for almost forgot people who live in Austin there is a place were they used to have it on sale for like? 50$ so I will try and remember the name of it it but it in chat.

26th November 2015


forgot the start rating

19th November 2015


its peaty, complex and immediately became one of my favourites. 1/3 of the way through my first bottle and I knew I had to get my hands on a couple more before they were gone. Much better than the 2014. Enjoy and savour this wonderful release.

19th November 2015

NAS for a ton of moolah?

Well, since this bottle is sold out I'm not hurting sales by stating my opinion that a No Age statement costing this much is ludicrous. No, I never tasted it, nor do I care to for this price. Absurd. I would much rather buy a bottle of Laphroaig 25 year old goodness. And, for the record, rare bottlings like the Balvenie Tun 1401 were good but still overrated. I tasted the Batch 3 and yes it was good but not as good as a well labeled whisky. NAS whiskies are going to make me retire from buying much if they take over, aside from young powerful Islay whelps. The Laphroaig CS 10 006 is outstanding. I stocked my "bunker" with those dream bottles and I'm smiling to myself now.

10th November 2015


This is an amazing whisky - Best I've ever tasted. It's got the distinctive Laphroaig taste but more rounded complex and richer.

16th October 2015

A unique Laphroaig, but a unique whisky?

40 years in as a single malt aficionado and I am still unable to identify all of the numerous flavours apparently resident in various whiskeys, as identified by those with perhaps more sophisticated palates than my own. I just can't seem to find 20 distinct flavours in anything I drink, but I know what I like. I've been a fan of Islay whiskeys for perhaps the last 20 years or so, and have the good fortune of owning 30 or so bottles of various releases of Laphroaig, Lagavulin,Caol Isla, Ardbeg, Bruichladdie etc.

I was able to buy 2 bottles of the 200th anniversary edition of Cairdeas. I have enjoyed several of the more readily accessible Laphroaig offerings over the years. The 10 year old is still one of the most distinctive whiskeys sold, but the quarter cask, triple wood and 15 year old are also stand alone products. This 200th anniversary Cairdeas is different than all of the others mentioned. The colour is lighter than most Laphroaig offerings, reminiscent of a 15 year old Dalwhinnie. The nose has notes of citrus, far less iodine (but some) than typical for a Laphroaig, less smoky (peaty?)and possibly a bit antiseptic or medicinal. It hits the tongue with a spicy heat, but is nonetheless civilized and goes down smoothly, with little burn. The finish lingers and changes and eventually loses the initially oiliness to settle in with the a hint of orange peel.

This whiskey reminds me of a 15 year old Caol Ila distillers edition I bought about 10 ears ago (there's still half a bottle left in the cabinet). While it is a departure from the traditional thick flavour of most Laphroaigs I am familiar with, it doesn't really stand alone, given it's similarity to my Caol Ila.

I suspect that there were similarities in the processes and materials used to distil early Islay whiskeys, and for that reason, the Cairdeas isn't unique, as a whiskey, but is as a Laphroaig. That said, I'm glad I bought 2 bottles, but I think I'd enjoy a triple wood as much or more than the Cairdeas.

27th September 2015

Star rating for below

forgot to give star rating

26th September 2015


This is the best i've had of laphroaig to date. I am just not sure why it is listed at $279 a bottle when this is $75-$90 usd everywhere else.

25th September 2015

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