Ganga wrote:Have you had different releases of Cairdeas?
First one for me, Ganga, so I'm unable to comment on differences, variability of quality, etc.
I do know the 2012 release clocks in at a slightly lower ABV level than some earlier ones, but that's likely not a major flavour factor in the greater scheme of things.
What particularly strikes me concerning the 2012 version is how drinkable it is!
Lovely balance of soft-centered malt sweetness (probably due to the significant percentage of quarter-casked whiskies used in the blend) and typical Laphroaig maritime characteristics. No over-the-top Islay intensity, yet still enough of those kelp and smoke traits to keep one interested. Just a lovely pour.
May need to nab more.