Laphroaig Càirdeas 2019 Triple Wood Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch
This special release from Laphroaig is an exercise in extremes. Ton of peat? Check. An abundance of rich vanilla notes from three different casks? Check that, too. This scotch starts with a savory, barbecue aroma, but the flavor is deep with bourbon-y notes of charred oak, leather, and cigar smoke. There is, of course, plenty of peat, and the finish reveals a subtly medicinal taste of anise. The extremes play off each other well, and while this whisky won't be for everyone, those who come looking for it will enjoy the ride.