Laphroaig Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition 57.3% NV

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Distileerderij Laphroaig
Bottelaar OB
Serie Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition
Gebotteld voor Feis Ile 2010
Gedistilleerd op Not Specified
Gebotteld 2010
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Leeftijd 11
Cask Type Hogsheads and Ex-Bourbon Casks
Vatnummer Bottle code L10 061
Alcohol percentage 57.3
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In originele verpakking
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 0

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Laphroaig Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition: A Peaty Celebration

Laphroaig, one of Islay's most renowned distilleries, is celebrated for its distinctive and robust peaty single malt whiskies. Among the many special releases from Laphroaig, the Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition stands as a testament to the distillery's commitment to craftsmanship and its dedication to creating exceptional expressions. This limited edition, bottled in 2010 for the Feis Ile 2010 festival, showcases Laphroaig's mastery of peat and aging. Maturing in a combination of hogsheads and ex-Bourbon casks, this whisky was crafted with care and bottled at a formidable 57.3% ABV.

The Spirit of Feis Ile

Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, is an annual event that draws whisky enthusiasts and aficionados from around the globe to the rugged shores of Islay. The festival not only celebrates the island's whisky culture but also offers a unique opportunity for distilleries to release limited editions that capture the spirit of Islay.

The Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition was born from this tradition. Crafted specifically for the 2010 festival, it embodies the essence of Feis Ile and showcases the peaty intensity and maritime influence that define Islay's whisky production.

The Maturation Process

What sets this Laphroaig expression apart is its maturation process. The whisky was aged in a combination of hogsheads and ex-Bourbon casks. Hogsheads, larger casks than the standard barrels, allow for a slower maturation process, which enhances the interaction between the spirit and the wood, resulting in a deep and complex flavor profile. The ex-Bourbon casks, on the other hand, bring vanilla and caramel notes along with the influence of American oak.

As the whisky matured, it absorbed the character of both cask types, creating a harmonious balance between the intense peatiness of Laphroaig and the sweet, oak-driven flavors from the ex-Bourbon casks. The hogsheads provided a canvas on which the whisky could evolve, resulting in a remarkable marriage of flavors.

Tasting Notes

The Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition offers a sensory experience like no other. On the nose, one is greeted with the unmistakable aroma of peat smoke and maritime brine, followed by a subtle sweetness reminiscent of vanilla and toffee.

Taking a sip reveals a symphony of flavors. The peat is bold and assertive, delivering a smoky punch to the palate. Yet, it is balanced by the gentle sweetness of caramel, honey, and dried fruits. The ex-Bourbon influence adds layers of complexity, with hints of oak and spice.

At 57.3% ABV, this Laphroaig expression has a robust and warming finish that lingers on, leaving behind a smoky trail of memories.


The Laphroaig Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition is more than just a whisky; it's a celebration of the Islay spirit. It represents the dedication and craftsmanship of the Laphroaig distillery, showcasing the rich peaty character and complexity that enthusiasts have come to love.

For those who had the privilege of acquiring a bottle during the Feis Ile 2010 festival or have since added it to their collection, it stands as a cherished piece of Islay's whisky history. Its powerful flavors and unique maturation process make it a standout among Laphroaig's offerings, and it's a whisky that truly captures the essence of this iconic Islay distillery. Cheers to the Càirdeas Feis Ile 2010 Master Edition, a peaty celebration of Islay's finest!

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