Laphroaig Cairdeas Pedro Ximenez Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig Cairdeas Pedro Ximenez Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 44793 750mL
$116.96/ Single Bottle
ABV
58.90%
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Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 2 bottle(s) per customer

Tasting Notes

The 2021 release of this annual favorite is comprised of the classic heavy peated spirit from Laphroaig, this time aged in ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks and bottled as always at a natural cask strength of 58.9%abv. The whisky is brooding with a spicy nose that flirts with notes of camphor and an oily and expansive palate that really draws out some spectacular sherry flavors in a bold marriage of spirit and oak. Very limited availability.


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Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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