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Laphroaig 2021 Cairdeas

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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Astounding, wonderful, decadent, opulent and complex.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Musings
  • Excerpt: A decent offering from Laphroaig where the PX influence is noticeable if not a little weak – hard to overcome the levels of peat in a younger dram however.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Laphroaig on Islay, this Cairdeas release is the 2021 limited edition for the brand, and features a PX wine finish.

  • Nose:

    Rich, syrupy on the nose. Acrid and loaded with blackberry, currant, honey and toffee. There's no way to label this pour as 'understated'.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich on the palate, there's a huge hit of ash and minerality before some pepper dives in, followed by a layer cake of syrupy honey, toffee, date fruit, blackberry and a touch of strawberry jam.

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    Long ashy finish, it's acrid powerful and demonstrates the powerful complexity that sherry can bring to a single malt when integrated properly.

  • Overall:

    Astounding, wonderful, decadent, opulent and complex. PX and Islay meet once again in a delightful combo.

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