Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask, 5 YO, 57.2 %
Here are the official details on the Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask:
First fill Makers Mark casks have been used for the first maturation of 5+ years in Warehouse 1 [..] before laying to rest for a second time in our smaller quarter casks (125 lt). After a further 6 month maturation, the liquid from 177 of these casks were put into the bottle at Cask Strength [..].
The Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask is a FoL exclusive, and sells at GBP 85.
Nose: Mild smoke and fresh bread crust greets me on first sniff. Then vanilla, and lots of it. A creamy nose! A pie in the face?! Sweet oak and hints of tar.
Taste: Full bodied and rich. Spices lead the way, with fiery chili at the forefront. Caramel, vanilla and sweet smoke follow up. Add to this a pinch of salt, and notes of fresh oak.
Finish: Medium long finish. Ginger, vanilla and sweet smoke. Salt, licorice and malt drops.
Comments: Solid with a touch of young-ish oakiness.
Image from Master of Malt.