Laphroaig Cáirdeas Scotch Whisky Revealed
Hello U.S. Friends,
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that this year’s edition of Laphroaig Cáirdeas Scotch Whisky has finally arrived! It’s aptly named “Origin,” because it contains whisky from our very first batch of Cáirdeas.
This whisky is now between 13 and 21 years old. We blended it (50:50) with another ‘special’ whisky we had been quietly maturing. This new spirit was then placed into small quarter casks, enjoying a very intense maturation for seven years. Both whiskies were fine expressions of Laphroaig in their own right, but when blended together something exceptional emerged as befits this 18th anniversary.
It is 51.2%ABV strength and non-chill filtered, and as I’m sure you can imagine, tastes just wonderful. Here are the notes:
With a nose that constantly evolves and is full of flavour, Cáirdeas Origin begins with a quick hint of concentrated orange moving quickly into huge peat flavours, ashy, dusty with hazelnut. It becomes crisp and fresh with cold green apples, grapes and finishing with a fresh cut grassy flavour.
The flavours evolve slowly on the palate and with great body it begins with white pepper moving into an earthy peaty flavour, some slight salt then purple heather. Huge creamy apricots that last and last, and it ends with some charred damp wood.
Cáirdeas Origin is a very rare, special expression of Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, with limited quantities in the U.S. So, without any further adieu, below are the markets where this exclusive expression should be available. Please check with your local retailers in these markets for dates of availability.
Maryland, Montgomery, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Dakota, Connecticut, South Dakota, New York, Minnesota, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Washington DC, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Northern, California, Southern California.
Laphroaig & Ardmore