Laphroaig - Feis Ile 2018 Cairdeas

70cl / 700ml / 51.8%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Laphroaig
Series / Description
Feis Ile 2018 Cairdeas
Year Bottled
2018
Alcohol ABV
51.8%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Bourbon & Sherry Oak
Packaging
Cardboard Tube
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9287

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Product Description

The 2018 Cairdeas (Gaelic for friendship) release for the Feis Ile is an 8 year old cask strength and has been finished in dry fino Sherry casks for 2 years after initial maturation in Ex-Bourbon casks for 6 years.

Nose:Up front is a soft, yet very noticeable wood smoke, accompanied by dry hay and sawdust. It takes a while for the fruits to emerge, but when they do they are light and white: unripe nectarines, grape must, gooseberry. There’s a floral element too – white musk body lotion – and a sweet nuttiness, like hazelnut praline and salted butter.

Palate: Immediately salty, but also simultaneously vanilla-sweet and viscous. Dry, buttery and salty fino Sherry notes sit on the sides of the tongue, as wood spices build over the palate. It’s around eight years old – and has spent two years in a fino cask – so is still lively and youthful. Gooseberries and fizzy grapes dance away, while a touch of tannic oak, hazelnut and bitter walnut skin add grip. Water softens the palate, but fails to bring out any more fruit.

Finish: Big smoke and more sweetness.

84/100 on Scotchwhisky.com