Laphroaig Cairdeas 2023 White Port and Madeira Cask Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Beam Suntory
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Laphroaig
  • Age Statement: NAS
  • Chill Filtered: Unknown
  • Alcohol % ABV: 52.3
  • Cask Strength: Yes
  • Average Price £: 89
  • Colour Description: Burnished Gold
  • Colour Status: Unknown
  • Peated / Smoke: Heavily Peated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: Double matured with three quarters aged in Madeira casks / Final quarter aged in White Port casks.
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Experienced
  • Value Score : 86 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Tube
  • Bottled / Released Date: 2023
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Special Release
  • Product URL: https://www.laphroaig.com/en-gb/whiskies/cairdeas-2023-white-port-madeira
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Laphroaig Cairdeas White Port & Madeira Casks Single Malt Whisky

Bottled at a fixed strength of 52.3%, Laphroaig® Càirdeas 2023 is aged in White Port and Madeira casks. Created exclusively for Friends of Laphroaig. 

Our Càirdeas expression for 2023 brings together the best of much loved Càirdeas releases over recent years. The limited-edition single malt is a combination of Madeira and White Port casks. Three quarters of the whisky is matured in second-fill Madeira casks, releasing smoky, spicy, and sweet fruit flavours. The final quarter has been finished in first-fill Port casks; the majority of these are white port, adding a hint of crisp fruit and deep woodiness to the flavour. It’s a new take on Laphroaig that plays to our strengths – welcoming friends old and new.

Colour

Soft Burnished Gold

Nose

Cinnamon, freshly ground ginger, crisp green apple with notes of toasted peaches, charred orange peel and caramelised sugar with a whisper of bonfire embers.

Palate

Honey sweetness paired with juicy citrus characters and delicate notes of hazelnut, tannic oak, dark chocolate and slightly bitter caramel leading to earthy iodine-rich smoke.

Finish

Sweet and smooth with a lingering earthy peat and creosote phenolic character. A slight sea-salt sensation to finish.

Maturation

Double matured with three quarters aged in Madeira casks and the final quarter aged in White Port casks.

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