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Càirdeas 2022 Warehouse 1 Whisky

Matured in our iconic warehouse a skipping-stone’s throw from the Islay coast. For flavours of peat, smoke and sea salt that soar with bitter maritime character. Friends only.


Our Càirdeas expression for 2022 was created especially for Friends of Laphroaig® to give them more of what they love. This limited edition single malt whisky, aged in first-fill Maker’s Mark Bourbon barrels, dials up quintessential Laphroaig® taste. Classic flavours are elevated by a coastal character that can only come from sea spray and storms. It’s a match made in Islay.​ ​ Warehouse 1’s rare four-storey construction, fluctuating temperature, and exposure to rugged conditions tease out enigmatic flavours and a maritime quality. While traditional distilling, careful cask selection and patience deliver renowned flavours.​ ​ Laphroaig® Càirdeas 2022 is bottled at a fixed strength of 52.2% for a memorable experience to share with Friends.

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Color of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


A pale gold appearance reflects the careful aging process and fixed-strength bottling.​

Aroma of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Peaty, sweet and nutty with “medicinal” notes. Strong vanilla cake, fudge, heather-honey, golden syrup, walnuts and nutmeg.​

Tasting Notes of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Powerful peat-reek and ashy notes of tar combine with sweet Manuka honey and burnt toffee.

Finish of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Peaty and acidic with lingering herbal and spicy notes leading to a floral aftertaste.

Maturation of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Aged in first-filled Maker’s Mark Bourbon casks in Warehouse 1, with extra exposure to the elements.

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