Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Sherry Finish Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Sherry Finish

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  • Distiller:

    Laphroaig

  • Bottler:

    Laphroaig

  • ABV:

    51.8%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is thick and chewy, and starts off with dried fruits followed by the classic Laphroaig notes of peat smoke, sea salt, and a hint of creosote, along with touches of almond oil and honey in the background.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Full and rounded on the palate, with stewed fruits, ashy peat, antiseptic, and more brine. The lengthy finish features licorice, tar, rock salt, phenols, and citrus fruits.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is big and booming, with hefty doses of smoke and asphalt as well as peat and salt, and finally an underlying note of honeyed fruits.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: While it may be too sweet for some, this is a great dram for versatile pairings or a dessert dram. It would even be great in a Godfather cocktail.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: he palate is a powerful and brutally beautiful riff on the aroma with a silken finish. A bit of water brings out delicious robust notes of grilled fruit and a bit of eucalyptus menthol.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: While the finished product is plenty unique, it never manages to come across as exceptionally complex or all that earth-shaking.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is really enjoyable, loaded with a complex blend of smoke, peat and sweet fruity dessert.
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  • Intro:

    This is an annual, limited release of Laphroaigs Cairdeas line. This year features a Fino sherry finish. In the past we have been treated to

  • Nose:

    Iodine, bandages, moss, grass and cream. Caramel, rich fruitiness.

  • Taste:

    Medium to thick mouth feel. Mild heat. Sugar, iodine, dead sea things. Bandages, meaty, vegetal peat. Cream and vanilla. Pepper, sweet toffee, light fruits like lemon and raspberry. Really vibrant, overall.

  • Finish:

    Long, rich, filled with sweet cream. Pepper, lemons, berries. Smoke and fruits play marvelously here.

  • Overall:

    This is really enjoyable, loaded with a complex blend of smoke, peat and sweet fruity dessert.

  • Score:

    7

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