Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Beam Suntory, has today announced the launch of the latest Càirdeas bottling, from its Islay based Laphroaig Distillery.

Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood Cask Strength (51.4% ABV) has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks and European oak casks which previously held Oloroso sherry.

Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood Cask Strength

As with all its Càirdeas (friendship in Gaelic) bottlings, which are selected by Distillery Manager John Campbell, this latest release celebrates the Friends of Laphroaig andthe annual Feis Ile festival on Islay.

Launched in 1994, Friends of Laphroaig are fans, friends and followers of the distillery from all over the world. Never short of an opinion or two they help Laphroaig explore new expressions, attend tastings and sometimes even visit the distillery at Laphroaig’s home on Islay.

Commenting on the launch, John Campbell, said: “Our friends are very important to us at Laphroaig. It’s a polarising whisky, so it means a great deal that our fans remain loyal to our liquid and continue to push for newer expressions. Friends of Laphroaig gives us a great opportunity to engage with our supporters and give back to them with this exclusive Càirdeas whisky.”

Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood Cask Strength, is now available online exclusively to Friends of Laphroaig, and at the distillery shop, for a RRP of £77,00.

Posted by Steve Rush