The Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 edition is finished in a quarter cask – and it tastes like it. This whisky has a blunt oakiness on the palate that goes one step beyond assertive, it’s downright aggressive. This is like the DMX of the Cairdeas bottlings – rather than going in the direction of sweet, it takes on bitter spice notes – dark licorice, anise, allspice – but the aftertaste is all smoked meat & honey baked ham. It’s a unique experience that only those who like the above flavors should try out. This is a polarizing whisky – you will either love this or hate this, but one thing is for sure, you will never forget it if you give it a try.
Laphroaig Cairdeas Quarter Cask Review