Laphroaig Cairdeas Port
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!
What a great whisky!
A superb dessert whisky at an affordable price. Good balance between peat & sweetness. It surely packs a punch though!
11th June 2014
The Color is mahogany and the nose is fairly complexed, sort of "wooden" nose,littlebit waxy, with nice fruits - like plums, raisins, a bit of grapefruit and 'the (fantastic) sweet port'. The palate has a lovely vanilla taste, with 'sweet' wood, lightly peppered; then some citrus, raisins as well as the strawberry marmalade.Wow! And the finish is spicyish, smoky and last but not least the portwood(not overwhelming, just fine!).And with a "rather long" finish. This realy is a superbe whisky!
13th May 2014
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.