Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2021 Pedro Ximenez Casks

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Each year, Laphroaig's Distillery Manager, John Campbell, crafts a limited edition malt to celebrate the Friends of Laphroaig and friendship (Cairdeas in Gaelic). Cairdeas 2021 is triple matured. The first maturation is in 1st Fill American Oak ex-Bourbon Barrels, the second in American Oak ex-Bourbon Quarter Casks, and finally finished in European Oak Hogsheads originally containing PX sherry.

Each cask combines to create a complex Laphroaig expression full of character. The influence of the PX casks adds a sweetness which is balanced with oak and all the much-loved classic Laphroaig flavors of peat, smoke and salt. Bottled at cask strength to ensure all the rich and intricate flavors come through on this distinct and unique expression.

58.9% ABV - 117.8 Proof

COLOR
Tawny

BODY
Full bodied

TASTE
Smoky and peaty with slightly ashy notes of cured ham and grilled bacon, sweet and fruity flavors of Manuka honey, licorice roots, but also cooked apples, malt and oak spices edging toward pencil shavings.

NOSE
Medicinal, nutty and sweet with notes of pine tar, strong almond and marzipan, hazelnut and praline character combine with candyfloss, stewed apple and toffee but also cherries, gooseberries and cinnamon.

FINISH
Still hot and spicy, with a touch of sea salt and dried seaweed.

MATURATION
Triple Matured – Ex-Bourbon Barrel followed by Quarter Casks followed by European Oak Pedro Ximenez Hogsheads.