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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

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Cairdeas, or friendship, thats how Laphroaig calls his annual editions for Feis Ile. Probably not to be called otherwise, since the purchase of this bottle this year was a real torment. First, I was looking for Cask Strength, but this quickly ended, then Laphroaigs website decided to prove that youre not strong enough to face it. Finally after two days I was able to reach the stage of entering credit card details. And then, no confirmation, email, contact, nothing. After a few days the courier with a bottle, and then a question from the seller if I have ordered this bottle at all. Such things probably you can forgive only a friend ;) Of course I am not angry and I write it all with a smile. Last year, Cairdeas was finished in Madeira casks, this time we get quarter cask cask strength - 57.2% ABV and unchillfiltered. I really like the quarter cask, though its the NAS, so also this one should taste good to me. [caption id=attachment_7377 align=alignnone width=1920] Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7378 align=alignnone width=1920] Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV[/caption] N: still in the bottle starts with a large dose of fruit and after a while a typical peat nature emerges, after pouring into the glass first there is a wave of alcohol, I have to wait a while, nose is still young, although I have lemon accents, it is not changing a lot, maybe apart from the openinig peat, it seems that without water we will not move further, after a few drops of water, definitely better, mineral, metallic with pepper and fire, lemon, lime, after a good few minutes the alcoholic attack is resolved and you can immerse yourself in peat bogs, asphalt, ashes, bandages, general hospital in olden days (nowadays there are no such hospitals), bonfire, grilled wood, used motor oil, poster paints, slightly burnt marshmallows, honey and caramel, later brine, sea breeze and fishing nets in the distance, occasionally even mint; S:...

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