Laphroaig 2022 Cairdeas Warehouse 1 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Laphroaig 2022 Cairdeas Warehouse 1 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 46952 750mL
$109.96/ Single Bottle
$659.76/ Case of 6
ABV
52.20%
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Tasting Notes

From one of the world's old iconic whisky producers comes one of the years most anticipated experimental bottlings. Each Cairdeas is a one-off cask strength collector's release, with many deviating substantially from the classic Laphroaig profile. This year's release may be the most essential Cairdeas ever. Nothing fancy with th wood technique here. The whisky was aged entirely in the finest quality first fill Maker's Mark Bourbon Casks, exclusively in the old Warehouse 1 storage that touches the sea at this centuries old sight. Brining you ever closer to quintessential Islay in every sip. We recommend stocking up on this one and holding some longer term.


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Staff Pick Notes

Laphroaig Cairdeas (car-chess is an easy way to pronounce it) is the annual limited release from this coastal Islay distillery that changes every year. It's a representation of the distillery's commitment to quality and dedication for all things malt. The 2022 Cairdeas is entirely matured in Warehouse 1, the "shoreline stronghold since 1839" in first-fill Maker's Mark bourbon casks. This release is meant to truly capture the essence of Laphroaig and ramp up the profile to 11. A very intensely layered malt, this has flavors of saline, white pepper, toasted almonds, and honeycrisp apples, all smothered in those gunflint, chimney smoke, and tarry notes that simply exemplify the power of the peat. At a great fixed proof, Cairdeas proves it needs no gimmicks or fancy packaging to sell high-quality Islay Scotch.

- JOS

Astor's Glossary of Terms

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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