Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Amontillado Cask

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 51.4%
Score: 90 points

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Amontillado Cask. Image courtesy Laphroaig. The 2014 edition of Cairdeas is eight years old, with the first seven years in ex-Bourbon barrels and the final year in Amontillado wine hogsheads.

The nose is dry with a good peatiness and hints of cinnamon, ginger, lemon zest, and a subtle touch of almonds in the background. The taste is thick, peaty, and spicy with touches of brine, wet sand, burned driftwood, and a hint of wet leather. The finish is long, briny, and smoky. (September, 2014)

Mark GillespieSeptember 29, 20140 comments

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