Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016 Madeira Cask Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016 Madeira Cask

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  • Distiller:

    Laphroaig

  • Bottler:

    Laphroaig

  • ABV:

    51.6%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish has a lingering smokiness balanced with fruity notes that dance gently on the tongue and the back of the throat.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: To sum it up, if you get the chance to flood your palate with the Laphroaig Caideas 2016 Madeira Cask do it. It’s a smoky giant soaked in sweet wine notes and it’s delicious.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A fun, familiar flavor akin to movie-theater popcorn butter kicks in toward the finish, which is so savory it's almost crunchy, giving the palate plenty to do.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Add water and give it time though, and there is this lightly exotic, herbal, hazelnut-like element. It lacks depth and the tarry thump beloved by many Laphroaig lovers, but is an interesting departure.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: The Madeira finish seems a little pointless and disposable to me but it certainly didn’t hurt the whisky and was well integrated. A good, solid Laphroaig that is destined for hip flasks on the shore in years to come. Which is exactly what these bottlings should be I think. Well done Laphroaig.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The Madeira-driven additions don’t add much in the end, but they do give it a little something special to remember… and at the very least they don’t detract at all.
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