Type: Single Malt
Score: 93 points
Cairdeas means “friendship” in Gaelic, and if you have a friend with a bottle of this, it’s pronounced “car-chase.” The nose is smoky, phenolic, and nutty with just a hint of pears. The taste is thick and peppery, and fades slowly to reveal hazelnut and hints of peat. The finish is smoky and long-lasting with hints of pepper and allspice.