Islay distillery Laphroaig has released their 2021 Cirdeas edition single malt whisky.
Each year our Distillery Manager, John Campbell, crafts a limited edition malt to celebrate the friends of Laphroaig and friendship (Cirdeas in Gaelic) in general. Cirdeas 2020 is a marriage of our distinctive single malt Scotch aged in two different types of wood. While some matures in our typical way, in charred ex-Bourbon barrels, the rest is poured into second fill ruby Port barriques. Both are blended together to finish their maturation in red wine casks. This particular aging method lends honeyed sweetness, dark chocolate richness and pink peppercorn spice to the signature Laphroaig taste of medicinal smoke and ocean salt. Here's to friendship.
2021 Cairdeas has been matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and quarter casks before being finished in European oak hogsheads containing PX sherry, bottled at 58.9 alcohol by volume 117.8 proof and is said to contain notes of bacon, cinnamon, manuka honey and toffee.
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