Cairdeas 2023 white port & madeira bottle
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Càirdeas 2023 White Port & Madeira casks

Càirdeas 2023 White Port & Madeira casks

Bottled at a fixed strength of 52.3%, Laphroaig® Càirdeas 2023 is aged in White Port and Madeira casks. Created exclusively for Friends of Laphroaig. 

For Friends​

Our Càirdeas expression for 2023 brings together the best of much loved Càirdeas releases over recent years. The limited-edition single malt is a combination of Madeira and White Port casks. Three quarters of the whisky is matured in second-fill Madeira casks, releasing smoky, spicy, and sweet fruit flavours. The final quarter has been finished in first-fill Port casks; the majority of these are white port, adding a hint of crisp fruit and deep woodiness to the flavour. It’s a new take on Laphroaig that plays to our strengths – welcoming friends old and new.

Cairdeas 2023 white port & madeira

Càirdeas 2023 Tasting with Barry

Product Tasting Notes

Color of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Soft burnished gold.

Aroma of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Cinnamon, freshly ground ginger, crisp green apple with notes of toasted peaches, charred orange peel, and caramelized sugar with a whisper of bonfire embers.

Tasting Notes of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Honey sweetness paired with juicy citrus characters and delicate notes of hazelnut, tannic oak, dark chocolate and slightly bitter caramel leading to earthy iodine-rich smoke.

Finish of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Sweet and smooth with a lingering earthy peat and creosote phenolic character. A slight sea-salt sensation to finish.

Maturation of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky


Double matured with three quarters aged in Madeira casks and the final quarter aged in White Port casks.

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