70cl 58.9% vol

Cairdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks

£94.90 incl. VAT £135.57/l incl. VAT - excl. Shipping £79.08 excl. VAT

Friends of Laphroaig exclusive



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

As part of your purchase, you will receive your bottles in a exquisite well-protected carboard where your favorite expressions of Laphroaig will be safe. You will only find this exclusively packaging in Laphroaig.com.

Make your bottle as bold as our flavour

Bold, unique, and uncompromising: A bottle of Laphroaig is a truly thoughtful gift. Now, it can be all those things plus a little more. With our new bottle engraving and gift wrapping, the gift of Laphroaig has leveled up. These new features are exclusively available on our site, and just in time for the holidays. Say sláinte with Laphroaig, and so much more with the bottle.


Wrap your Laphroaig with love

When it comes to giving, no perfect gift is complete without thoughtful wrapping to match. We’re excited to introduce special gift wrapping and a personalized card, available for any bottle of Laphroaig purchased on our site. Whether wrapping is a wee bit tough for you, or you simply want to make the moment more memorable, your Laphroaig is wrapped with passion and precision, and a completely unique paper to boot


We would never expect a bottle of Laphroaig to last a long time. It’s a wee bit too tasty. But with our new bottle engraving, you can add a message that lasts forever. From important dates to inside jokes, or even a simple “I love you,” a special message on your bottle is as meaningful as the spirit itself. So even after the good stuff is gone, you’ll have a sentiment that outlasts the Scotch.


  • Colour


  • 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.

    Still hot and spicy, with a touch of sea salt and dried seaweed.
    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.
    Triple Matured – Ex-Bourbon Barrel followed by Quarter Casks followed by European Oak Perdo Ximenes Hogsheads.
    Neat or with ice


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


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.

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