Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Wood Edition Single Malt Whisky.
51.3% Abv, 70cl.
Limited Edition Port Wood Finish released for the Feis Ile 2013.
Laphroaig Scotch Whisky Distillery Style Tasting Notes;
Nose: Very medicinal (TCP). Earthy and smoky.
Palate: Full bodied. Sweet, seaweedy, salty, medicinal.
Finish: Long, sweet and peaty.
Feis Ile is the Islay Festival.
The Festival is held in the last week of May every year.
A diverse program featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting.
All the Islay distilleries have open days during the week.
Founded in 1815 by Alex & Donald Johnston.
Location; Islay region south shore district.
Water source; Kilbride Loch.
Laphroaig Whisky Distilling Equipment.
Original floor maltings with 2 peat kilns. This supplies 15% of the malt, 70% from Port Ellen and 15% from the mainland.
Stainless steel lauter mash tun.
6 Stainless steel washbacks.
7 Stills, unusual combination of 3 wash stills and 4 spirit stills, they are “nipped in” at the waist, narrow necked with long thin lyne arms on the wash stills that slope upwards at a pronounced angle.
The condensers are located behind. The stills where originally built by McDonalds of Edinburgh.
Matured in first fill American oak bourbon hogsheads in 8 dunnage warehouses on the seashore.
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