Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin 51.2% Damaged container NV

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Distileerderij Laphroaig
Bottelaar OB
Serie Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin
Gebotteld voor Feis Ile 2012
Gedistilleerd op NV
Gebotteld 2012
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Cask Type 50/50 Quarter Cask & Refill Bourbon Cask
Vatnummer Bottle code L211657C
Alcohol percentage
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie Damaged container
Etiket Perfect

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Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin: A Smoky Celebration of Tradition

Laphroaig, the iconic Islay distillery known for its robust and peaty single malt Scotch whisky, has a long and storied history of crafting exceptional spirits. The Cairdeas Feis Ile series, celebrated annually at the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, is a testament to Laphroaig's commitment to tradition and innovation. In 2012, Laphroaig unveiled the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin, a limited edition expression bottled at 51.2% ABV. What sets this whisky apart is its unique maturation process, combining 50% Quarter Casks and 50% Refill Bourbon Casks to create a harmonious and flavorful tribute to the distillery's heritage.

Islay Festival of Music and Malt

Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, is an annual event that draws whisky enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate the island's rich whisky culture. For Laphroaig, this festival represents an opportunity to pay tribute to its loyal following and showcase the distillery's commitment to producing exceptional whisky.

The Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin embodies the spirit of Feis Ile, offering enthusiasts a taste of tradition with a contemporary twist.

The Maturation Process

What sets the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin apart is its meticulous maturation process. The whisky was aged in a 50/50 combination of Quarter Casks and Refill Bourbon Casks. The Quarter Casks, smaller in size and often referred to as "small barrels," allow for greater interaction between the spirit and wood, resulting in accelerated aging and intensified flavors. The Refill Bourbon Casks, on the other hand, contribute the classic vanilla and caramel notes associated with Bourbon maturation.

Tasting Notes

Upon nosing the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin, one is immediately greeted by the signature aroma of Laphroaig: a heady mix of peat smoke, brine, and seaweed. These initial scents provide a captivating introduction to the whisky's character.

Taking a sip reveals a complex and harmonious palate. The peatiness, a hallmark of Laphroaig, is bold and assertive, enveloping the taste buds with layers of smoky intensity. Yet, it is complemented by the sweet, vanilla, and caramel notes from the Refill Bourbon Casks, creating a beautifully balanced interplay of flavors.

As you explore further, you'll detect subtle hints of oak and spices, along with a gentle sweetness that lingers on the finish. With its 51.2% ABV, the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin has a robust and warming finish that leaves a lasting impression.


The Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin is more than just a whisky; it's a celebration of tradition and innovation. It pays homage to Laphroaig's heritage while pushing the boundaries of flavor through its unique maturation process. For Laphroaig enthusiasts and collectors, this expression represents a momentous occasion and a true treasure in their whisky cabinet.

With its bold complexity and harmonious character, the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin is a testament to the artistry of whisky-making. It's a whisky that invites you to celebrate the spirit of Laphroaig and experience the magic of Islay in every sip. Whether enjoyed at Feis Ile or on any other special occasion, it's a smoky masterpiece that leaves a lasting imprint on the palate and the heart. Cheers to the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin and its homage to tradition and innovation in the world of Scotch whisky.

Laphroaig - Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012 Origin 51.2% NV

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