Scotch - Single Malt

Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Islands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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The Laphroaig Cairdeas single malt is a line of annual edition scotches aged in specialty woods with the word cairdeas translated from the Gaelic as "fellowship" or "friendship." The 2015 edition celebrates their 200th anniversary (note there is some uncertainty on the true founding vs the official founding of the distillery). The scotch is meant to use very traditional methods, traditional wood in aging, and taste like a malt whisky from 1815.

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Muncher Muncher (575)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-02-20)
This edition of the Cairdeas is quite possibly my least favorite scotch from Laphroaig, but it's still quite good which just shows the remarkable consistency that this distillery has at producing a high quality product every time they release something new. The nose is surprisingly faint; it's not the usual thick, robust, fog coming out of the glass that my wife complains about from across the room. What's there though is peat, brine, and roasted nuts. The palate is very earthy, even by Laphroaig's standards. Along with that huge earthy quality there is the peat and brine again, along with a big char note and a little bit of citrusy sweetness. The finish is surprisingly short, especially considering that it's a Laphroaig. It's hard to believe that this scotch is 103 proof given how tame and simple the entire experience was. I would have expected this out of the Select, which is just 80 proof, but not the Cairdeas.
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