Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Sherry Finish
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review Raided Score: 88 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: This is really enjoyable, loaded with a complex blend of smoke, peat and sweet fruity dessert. Read Full Review
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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
Iodine, bandages, moss, grass and cream. Caramel, rich fruitiness.
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.
Long, rich, filled with sweet cream. Pepper, lemons, berries. Smoke and fruits play marvelously here.
This is really enjoyable, loaded with a complex blend of smoke, peat and sweet fruity dessert.
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