WE’RE USUALLY DEDICATED TO SHARING OUR WHISKY WITH AS MANY OF YOU AS WE CAN. BUT THERE ARE A SELECT FEW WHISKIES WE KEEP BACK FOR OUR MOST PASSIONATE FRIENDS. THE MEMBERS OF OUR OFFICIAL WHISKY CLUB, FRIENDS OF LAPHROAIG®.
Our special Càirdeas Laphroaig® bottlings were first created in 2008 by legendary former Distillery Manager, John Campbell, to celebrate friendship built on a shared love of Laphroaig®. The name was actually suggested by John’s grandmother and it’s stuck ever since. If you didn’t know, “Càirdeas” is Gaelic for “friendship”.
The releases have since become an annual tradition and are released every year at the Fèis Ìle festival on Islay.
Whether it’s a specific finish or a unique aspect of our house recipe, each Laphroaig® Càirdeas edition is a different spin on our beloved dram. They’re all very much collector’s items for our Friends who are our biggest supporters. So they come together in anticipation of each Càirdeas expression every year with uncontainable excitement.