Sunday, August 9, 2020

Laphroaig releases their limited edition scotch whisky

This month Laphroaig distillery debuts the latest offering in its annual Cairdeas series. Gaelic for friendship, the special single malt is typically released—and mispronounced—near the end of May each year, to coincide with Scotland’s famous Feis Ile Festival of Malt and Music. For obvious reasons, the 2020 release was pushed back. Now that it’s finally available, we’re happy to report that it was worth the wait.
Laphroaig Aged 27 Years | Norfolk Wine & Spirits
The latest Cairdeas (it sounds something like ‘car-chis’, if you really must know) is a marriage of non-age-statement liquid fully matured in both port barriques and ex-bourbon barrels. Combined, the malts are finished in red wine casks for an unspecific amount of time. Given its light rose-gold hue, it’s fair to assume not more than 2 months.
In case you weren’t already aware, Laphroaig’s house style involves peat. To put it mildly. True to form, the nose on this latest is ripe with the briny, unctuous iodine—some would say bandaid—notes that the brand never shies away from. But here the cooperage has sweetened it down somewhat, forcing you to consider some sugared plum and syrup.
The drinking experience confirms such suspicions: dried plums and promise of a nutty creaminess. Though before any of those intonations become too apparent, the peat has it beat. Fans of rich and robust malt will find it endearingly drinkable for a 104-proof bottling.
Source- Forbes

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