Cairdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks

70cl 58.9% vol

INTRODUCING CÀIRDEAS 2021 EDITION. A MUCH-ANTICIPATED MOMENT TO CELEBRATE FRIENDS OF LAPHROAIG

 

Each year our Distillery Manager, John Campbell, crafts a limited edition malt to celebrate the Friends of Laphroaig and friendship (“Càirdeas” in Gaelic) in general. Càirdeas 2021 is triple matured in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels, followed by quarter casks and finally in European oak hogsheads containing PX sherry. This creates a complex expression that is full of character that

  • We've bottled at cask strength to ensure rich and intricate flavours.
  • Here's to friendship! Celebration of friendship developed by Laphroaig's Distillery Manager.
  • Smoky aromas of grilled bacon, as well as manuka honey and oak spices.
  • Tasting notes are nutty, combined with a blend of toffee and cinnamon on the nose

 

Limited edition 2021 bottling

 

83,83 € incl. VAT 83,83 €

CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP

 

Laphroaig Càirdeas is a limited edition expression of our Single Malt Scotch, crafted once a year by our Distillery Manager John Campbell. Its name — Càirdeas — is Gaelic for friendship, and this unmissable bottle is a celebration of the friends we've made over the years. What better excuse to raise a glass with those closest to you

BEHIND THE TASTE

 

Shining a bright tawny colour, the Càirdeas 2021 edition has a smoky, peaty, yet sweet and fruity flavour, with hints of grilled bacon, manuka honey and oak spices. The whisky is completed with nutty notes, combined with an intriguing blend of candy floss, toffee and cinnamon on the nose and a hot, spicy and salty finish.

 

The Laphroaig Distillery has been winning friends all over the world since 1815, when it first opened its doors on the rugged isle of Islay — just off Scotland's west coast. The natural features of the island lend themselves well to whisky making. Our malt is toasted over fires fueled by peat from the island's bogs, and it's then mixed with the crisp and clear water from the Kilbride stream before distillation. This, alongside the passion of generations of master distillers, is what makes Laphroaig so unforgettable.

TASTING NOTES


  • Colour

    Tawny

  • NOSE
    Medicinal, nutty and sweet with notes of pine tar, strong almond and marzipan, hazelnut and praline character combine with candyfloss, stewed apple and toffee but also cherries, gooseberries and cinnamon.
  • BODY

    Full bodied.

  • FINISH
    Still hot and spicy, with a touch of sea salt and dried seaweed.
  • TASTE
    Smoky and peaty with slightly ashy notes of cured ham and grilled bacon, sweet and fruity flavours of Manuka honey, liquorice roots, but also cooked apples, malt and oak spices edging toward pencil shavings.
  • MATURATION
    Triple Matured – Ex-Bourbon Barrel followed by Quarter Casks followed by European Oak Perdo Ximenes Hogsheads.
  • SERVE SUGGESTION
    Neat or with ice