Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013 51.3% Damaged Container NV
€ 300,00 (in. BTW)
|Serie||Feis Ile 2013|
|Gebotteld voor||Feis Ile 2013|
|Cask Type||Port Wood Finish|
|Conditie||In Original Container, Has Pen Marking|
Gal Granov (84)
Nose: A lovely smoke layer on top of fruit: strawberries , berries , raspberries. some blood oranges. Add a zesty lemon on top.
Palate: The Laphraoig peat smoke is here, and it’s Fruity and medicinal at the same time. Again raspberry marmalade Galore!, quite sweet. some chilly peppers, and sprinkle of pepped to finish.
Finish: Dry with peat hints of the Fruit and lots of Smoke.
This is a nice dram, although I was not overwhelmed. It was way too fruity for me, and all those berries and smoke did not connect well for me. I am sure some people will adore this whisky, if they appreciate peat smoke and berry Jam. Die Hard Laphraoig fans will want a bottle or two (or three). Overall very drinkable, if not very complex. But Fun in its way.
Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013: A Port Wood Finish Masterpiece
The annual Islay Festival of Music and Malt, known as Feis Ile, is a celebration of Islay's rich whisky heritage and the unique character of its distilleries. Each year, distilleries on the island release special bottlings to commemorate the occasion, and one such exceptional release is the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013. This limited edition whisky was crafted with care, bottled at a bold 51.3% ABV, and specifically created for the Feis Ile 2013 festival. What truly sets this expression apart is its unique Port Wood finish, which imparts a complexity and depth that whisky enthusiasts cherish.
The Essence of Feis Ile
Feis Ile, a beloved event for whisky aficionados worldwide, is a celebration of Islay's whisky culture and traditions. The festival not only offers whisky enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy exceptional drams but also allows them to immerse themselves in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of the island. It's an annual gathering of whisky lovers and an occasion where distilleries like Laphroaig release exclusive bottlings to mark the festival's spirit.
Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013, with its unique Port Wood finish, was created as a special offering for the festival, making it a treasured memento for attendees and a highly sought-after bottle for collectors.
Port Wood Finish: A Flavorful Twist
The true magic of the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013 lies in its Port Wood finish. After aging in traditional oak casks, this expression was transferred to casks that previously held Port wine, allowing it to absorb the sweet, fruity, and slightly spicy characteristics of the wine. The result is a whisky that marries the signature peaty and maritime notes of Islay with the luscious flavors of the Port casks.
Upon nosing, one can detect the classic Islay aroma of peat smoke and brine, but there's an added layer of complexity. Hints of red berries, plums, and a gentle spice emerge, offering a sensory journey that dances between smoky and sweet.
On the palate, the Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013 truly shines. The combination of the Port Wood finish and Islay's maritime influence creates a harmonious blend of flavors. You'll experience the sweetness of dried fruits, a subtle oakiness, and a delightful interplay of spices, all while the smoky backbone remains a constant companion. The finish is long and warming, leaving a lasting impression of Islay's rugged beauty and whisky craftsmanship.
A Limited Treasure
As a festival exclusive release, Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013 is a limited treasure. Only a fortunate few had the opportunity to acquire a bottle during the festival, and today, it's a coveted item in the collections of whisky enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Its rarity and exceptional quality make it a sought-after piece of Islay's whisky history.
Cairdeas Feis Ile 2013, with its Port Wood finish, stands as a testament to the creativity and dedication of the Laphroaig distillery. It encapsulates the spirit of Feis Ile and the essence of Islay's whisky culture in a single bottle. Whether you were fortunate enough to attend the festival or simply seek a memorable dram, this whisky offers a unique and unforgettable journey through the flavors of Islay, blended seamlessly with the influence of Port casks. It's a bottle that embodies the spirit of celebration and craftsmanship that defines the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, and it's a true masterpiece for whisky enthusiasts to cherish.