Laphroaig Cairdeas 2022 Warehouse 1
Each year, Laphroaig crafts a limited edition malt to celebrate the Friends of Laphroaig. Called Càirdeas, which means 'friendship' in Gaelic, each annual release features a new, special whisky that stands apart from their core range.
The 2022 Càirdeas honors the distillery's iconic Warehouse 1. Constant sea spray and storm drenching lend a rich shoreline astringency to the classic Laphroaig flavors of peat, smoke, and salt. Warehouse 1's rare four-story construction, with varying levels of temperature and humidity, exploits its exposed position on the shoreline to tease out these enigmatic flavors.
Bottled at a fixed strength of 52.2%, this release honors a treasured partner whose contribution to Laphroaig's renowned flavor profile is now given well deserved recognition.
The Càirdeas expression for 2022 reflects how Friends bring out more in each other. This limited-edition single malt, aged in first-fill ex-Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, dials up the quintessential Laphroaig taste. Classic flavors are elevated by a coastal character that can only come from sea spray and storms. It’s a match made in Islay.
Peaty, sweet and nutty with “medicinal” notes. Strong vanilla cake, fudge, heather-honey, golden syrup, walnuts and nutmeg.
Full-bodied with vibrant aromas from nose to finish.
Peaty and acidic with lingering herbal and spicy notes leading to a floral aftertaste.
Powerful peat-reek and ashy notes of tar combine with sweet Manuka honey and burnt toffee. Oak spices, tannins, white pepper, plus dried herbs and flowers add an herbal touch.
Aged in first-fill ex-Maker’s Mark bourbon casks exclusively in Warehouse 1, giving extra exposure to the elements.