Type: Single Malt
Score: 90 points
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)