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70cl 52.2% vol

Càirdeas 2022 Warehouse 1

€82.89 incl. VAT €118.41/l incl. VAT - excl. Shipping €82.89 excl. VAT

Friends of Laphroaig exclusive

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.

Our Càirdeas expression for 2022 reflects how Friends bring out more in each other. This limited-edition single malt, aged in first-fill ex-Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, dials up our 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, with varying levels of temperature and humidity, and exposure to rugged conditions tease out our enigmatic flavours and lend a maritime quality to the final whisky. Bottled at a fixed strength of 52.2% for a memorable experience to share with your Friends.

Càirdeas is exclusively for our Friends of Laphroaig. Please make sure you're logged in to purchase.

Be one of the first to get your hands on a bottle of Càirdeas 2022!
 

Each year we craft a limited edition malt to celebrate the Friends of Laphroaig. Called Càirdeas, which means 'friendship' in Gaelic, each annual release features a new, special whisky that stands apart from our core range.

"This year’s Càirdeas wasn’t made for the Friends of Laphroaig, it was made by the Friends of Laphroaig. By you asking for all of these flavours in one glass. And here they are."
 

- Barry MacAffer, Distillery Manager

SLÀINTE, FRIENDS!


Celebrate Laphroaig Day with Càirdeas 2022, made exclusively for our Friends of Laphroaig.


Happy Fèis Ìle!

TASTING NOTES


  • Colour

    Pale Gold

  • NOSE

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

  • BODY

    Full-bodied with vibrant aromas from nose to finish.

  • FINISH

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

     
  • PALATE

    Powerful peat-reek and ashy notes of tar combine with sweet Manuka honey and burnt toffee. Oak spices, tannins, white pepper, plus dried herbs and flowers add an herbal touch.

  • MATURATION

    Aged in first-fill ex-Maker’s Mark bourbon casks exclusively in Warehouse 1, giving extra exposure to the elements.

Made specially for the Friends of Laphroaig.
 

This year's Càirdeas reflects the unique maritime character developed by exclusive aging in our iconic Warehouse 1.

 

Taste all of our classic Laphroaig flavours amplified in one glass.

FRIENDSHIP DISTILLED


Each year we craft a limited edition malt to celebrate the Friends of Laphroaig. Called Càirdeas, which means 'friendship' in Gaelic, each annual release features a new, special whisky that stands apart from our core range. 


The 2022 Càirdeas honors our iconic Warehouse 1. Costant sea spray and storm drenchings lend a rich shoreline astringeny to the classic Laphroaig flavours of peat, smoke, and salt. Warehouse 1's rare four-storey construction, with variying levels of temperature and humidity, exploits its exposed position on our shoreline to tease out these enigmatic flavours.


Bottled at a fixed strength of 52.2%, this release honors a treasured partner whose contribution to our reknowned flavor profile is now given well deserved recognition.

A WHISKY FOR A LIFETIME


The legend of Laphroaig spans over 200 years. Founded in 1815, our legacy is defined by the dedication, craftmanship and kinship passed down by generations of masterful distillers. You can taste our island heritage in every bottle. It’s a place like no other that inspires the deeply complex character captured in each expression. And once you get a taste for our island, it’s impossible not to love our whisky for a lifetime.