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Càirdeas 2020 Port & Wine Casks

The one for our Friends. Our Càirdeas 2020 limited edition has been on a multi-cask adventure in aging – and you can certainly taste it. Exclusively available to Friends of Laphroaig.​


Càirdeas is Gaelic for ‘friendship’. And friendship is exactly why former distillery manager John Campbell started the annual Càirdeas limited releases back in 2008 – exclusively for Friends of Laphroaig®. The 2020 Port & Wine edition carries on this tradition with a multi-cask aging process.​ ​ While some of our single malt is matured in our classic ex-Bourbon casks, another batch is aged in second-fill Ruby Port barriques. Finally, the two are combined in red wine casks to complete their journey as a wine finished whisky. This rounds out our famously rugged flavours of peat smoke and iodine with hints of dark chocolate, honey and pink peppercorn. ​ ​ Sip our 52% vol Laphroaig® Càirdeas Port & Wine neat or add in a few drops of water to discover even more layered flavours. Either way, we say it’s best shared with Friends.

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Product Tasting Notes

Color of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Vibrant gold with a notable rose hue. ​

Aroma of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Penetrating aromas of peat smoke and iodine layered with dark chocolate, peaches and plum jam.  ​

Tasting Notes of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


“Medicinal”, smoky, spicy flavours wrapped in sweet hints of honey, chocolate and marshmallow​

Finish of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Warm and spicy with lingering smoke and hints of coppery wine. ​

Maturation of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


While some matures in charred ex-Bourbon barrels, the rest is poured into second fill Ruby Port barriques.

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Laphroaig Càirdeas 2021 is aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Pedro Ximenez hogsheads.

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