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Laphroaig 'Cairdeas'

(55%, OB, 2008)
Average Score: 85
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryLaphroaig
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameLaphroaig
Bottling NameCairdeas
Alcohol By Volume55%
Other Details2008
Issued2008
Average Score85


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin86
Johannes van den Heuvel80
Olivier Humbrecht90
Michel van Meersbergen82
Robert Karlsson86
Konstantin Grigoriadis90
Davin de Kergommeaux82
Ho-cheng Yao88
Craig Daniels84
Krishna Nukala82
Luca Chichizola80
Pit Krause85
Thomas Lipka85
Oliver Klimek86


Retired Maniac Ratings
Bert Bruyneel86


Tasting Notes
Oliver KlimekNose: Typically Laphroaig, peat, seaweed, medicin cabinet, but also hints of fruit - Palate: Peat and medicine team up with a slight sherry sweetness. With a bit (!) of water it gets slightly salty - Finish: Long, sweet and dry - Overall: The typical Laphoaig kick is there, but more tamed in comparison to the 10 yo CS. Don't use to much water! The sherry makes it an interesting variation from the standard, but it doesn't quite live up to it.