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Chers amis, this one goes out for you. Only the real ones, though.
Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. Although Laphroaig isn't allowed to put the prefix ‘Royal’ in its name (yet), rumour has it his royal princeness Charles of Wales is a fan of the ‘L’ Whisky. The 15-year-old is reportedly the prince's favourite Scotch. For a long while there’s been frenzy for Laphroaig’s Scotch, especially those less-available expressions.
How do you show your friends you care about them? Do you send them a nice text or make them a tasty dinner? Well, Laphroaig makes them a special limited edition Malt every year. In 2021, Distillery Manager John Campbell crafted Laphroaig Càirdeas 2021 Edition Pedro Ximenez Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky for the Friends of Laphroaig and just you know, friends and friendship in general. (Càirdeas means friendship in Gaelic) He wanted something complex for his buddies, so he triple matured it in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels, quarter casks, and European oak hogsheads that used to held PX sherry. Bottled at cask strength, only the realest friends can handle the abundance of true and rich flavors of nuts, toffee, and cinnamon.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoky with grilled bacon, manuka honey, and oak spices.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth with nutty notes and a blend of toffee and cinnamon.
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