700ml // 51.3% ABV
A limited edition port finished Laphroaig release for Fèis Ìle 2013, the Islay whisky festival. Initially matured in bourbon casks, this Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an incredible pink hue. Cairdeas, meanwhile, is the Gaelic for ‘friendship’ and can be pronounced more-or-less “car-chase”.
Nose: A wisp of Laphroaig smoke is hiding amongst sliced blood oranges, grapefruit, raspberry bushes and a hint of pot pourri. Clotted cream and lemon zest develop.
Palate: Blackcurrants and sweet marmalade with more savoury pepper notes.
Finish: Fruity and drying.
Overall: Pink Laphroaig!