Laphroaig Càirdeas PX Cask Strength 2021 edition
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Style Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 58.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • meat
  • honey
  • oak
  • smooth
  • toffee
  • cinnamon
  • nutty
  • soft

Laphroaig

Càirdeas PX Cask Strength 2021 edition (0.75l, 58.9%)
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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 PX Cask Strength 2021 edition 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.
 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Laphroaig
  • Style Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 58.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Light

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.

Finish
Complex

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  • smoky
  • meat
  • honey
  • oak
  • smooth
  • toffee
  • cinnamon
  • nutty
  • soft
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Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Maker's Mark is Laphroaig's main source for barrels.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Maker's Mark is Laphroaig's main source for barrels.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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