Laphroaig Debuts 2022 Càirdeas Whisky in Time for Fèis Ìle
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2022 Edition of Laphroaig’s Càirdeas ‘Friendship’ Bottling Releases in Time For Scottish Whisky Festival, Father’s Day


The 2022 Càirdeas edition from Laphroaig.

Scotch whisky distillery Laphroaig has released the 2022 edition of its Càirdeas whisky to mark this year’s Fèis Ìle, aka Islay Festival. The annual release of the series celebrates the “Friends of Laphroaig,” the distillery’s rewards program.

Laphroaig Càirdeas 2022 Warehouse 1 was made available on Tuesday, which was Laphroaig Day, held during Fèis Ìle (May 26-June 4). The new release has matured in first-fill Maker’s Mark Bourbon casks and aged in Laphroaig’s Warehouse 1, which has stood for almost 200 years.

According to the brand, peat, smoke and salt are the signature notes of this whisky. Hints of vanilla cake, fudge, heather honey, golden syrup, walnuts and nutmeg can be found on the nose. The palate provides strong peat reek, tar and powerful ashy notes alongside manuka honey, burnt toffee, licorice, oak spices, tannins, white pepper, dried herbs and flowers.

The 52.2%-ABV whisky is priced at $116 per 700-milliliter bottle and is available to purchase from the Laphroaig website.

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