Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 bottle
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 bottle next to its packaging
One hand holding Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 and one hand reaching out to grab bottle

Càirdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks

Bottled at natural cask strength of 58.9%, Laphroaig® Càirdeas 2021 is aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Pedro Ximenez hogsheads. Created specially for Friends of Laphroaig.

One for our Friends​

Friendship is the perfect reason to raise a dram, wouldn’t you agree? Well that’s exactly what every Càirdeas release is about. After all, it means "friendship" in Gaelic. Laphroaig® Càirdeas 2021 delivers 58.9% vol, complex flavours and layered aromas. ​ ​ The triple maturation process for this limited edition single malt whisky starts with our classic aging in ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred to quarter casks. The spirit then goes into Pedro Ximenez casks - more precisely sherry hogsheads. Once extracted, the whisky is filtered and bottled at natural cask strength, creating an experience akin to tasting whisky at the source. ​ ​ Our famous flavours of peat smoke and seaweed are joined by sweet notes of Manuka honey and oak spice. The finish is long, warm and intriguing — as conversations between Friends over a dram of Laphroaig® often are.

A hand in the shadows holding a dram filled pouring Cairdeas 2021

Product Tasting Notes

Color of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Bright tawny. Resulting from triple maturation and bottling at natural cask strength. ​

Aroma of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


'Medicinal' aromas layered with pine and hints of almond, hazelnut, marzipan, sweet apple and cinnamon. 

Tasting Notes of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Forward peat smoke with ashy notes of grilled bacon and sweet hints of Manuka honey, cooked apples and oak spice. ​

Finish of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Hot and spicy, with lingering hints of sea salt and dried seaweed. ​

Maturation of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Triple matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, followed by quarter casks and Pedro Ximenez sherry hogsheads. ​

Explore The Range

Laphroaig 10 Sherry Oak on a transparent background

10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish​

A fine and full-bodied single malt. Finished in sherry oak casks to layer aromatic honey onto our famous peat smoke. Slàinte.​

Brand Story

Get to know us a bit better ​

Can’t get enough of our peaty dram? We don’t blame you. Learn about how it started, how we make it and how to drink it.
Explore More
Can’t get enough of our peaty dram? We don’t blame you. Learn about how it started, how we make it and how to drink it.

You Might Also Like

More to Explore

If you’re a fan of Laphroaig you’re a Friend of ours

Join to start unlocking special releases, ‘Friends only’ sweepstakes and even own your own plot on Islay.

People enjoying a glass of Laphroaig Cairdeas
Our Whiskies

Get acquainted with our most iconic expressions

A dram filled with Laphroaig scotch


Get to know our iconic Islay distillery a little bit better

People tasting scotch at the Laphroaig distillery