Connemara Original

Connemara Original is one of the very few peated Irish Single Malt Whiskeys. No other Irish Whiskey combines strong peat smoke with sweet fruits and vanilla as harmonious as Connemara. With closed eyes, you would feel transported to the Scottish Islands.

Connemara Original is one of the very few peated Irish Single Malt Whiskeys. No other Irish Whiskey combines strong peat smoke with sweet fruits and vanilla as harmonious as Connemara. With closed eyes, you would feel transported to the Scottish Islands.

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8951
Kilbeggan
Ireland
Single Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 11 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Herbs:
Fruit:
Heather:
Spices:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Oak:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Lemon:
Alcohol:
Ham:
Floral:
Grass:
Pear:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Green Apple:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Maritime Notes:
Cherry:
Hay:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Nuts:
Orange:
Peach:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Nuts:
Malt:
Honey:
Oil:
Oak:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Heather:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dried Fruit:
Lemon:
Orange:
Sherry:
Plum:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Chili:
Coffee:
Floral:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Iodine:
Leather:
Peach:
Pear:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Walnut:
Wheat:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Spices:
Oil:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Oak:
Herb:
Vanilla:
Barley:
Ham:
Heather:
Herbs:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Grass:
Pepper:
Plum:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Maritime Notes:

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Tasting Notes 11

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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Weak peat smoke, heather, spicy, honey sweetness, oakiness, dark fruits
Taste:
Intense, spicy, heather, metallic, dryness
Finish:
Sustained, warm, long
09. May 2018
Irish whiskey and peat - do these two go together? Connemara's peatiness has its own style, which is distinctly different from Islay's peat bombs: it is more herbal, restrained and well-integrated. Light and floral on the nose, there is a mix of heather honey, citrus and whiffs of smoke. On the palate, the clean and peppery arrival is followed by an aromatic kick of lemon zest, bitter tea and hints of salt. The peat smoke returns in the aftertaste, lingering on the tongue. Although a bit uneventful and simple, this malt offers a nice variation from the 'Irish theme'.
RATING: 3.0/5.0 ≙ 80 pts
kiki
01. Nov 2021
Nosing: Little bit shy but there are some Lemon Peel , Herbs , little bit of Oak , Honey

Taste: Sweet arrival then goes to some soapy off note and Spices finish

Finish: Soap, Pepper , some Peat Smoke

Comment:
28. May 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokePineappleVanillaCaramelHoneySweetSpicesDried FruitFruitAppleLemonHerbs cereals PearPeachFloralWheat

Taste: intense, warm OakPeat SmokeSpicesPepperOilIodineSeaweedDried FruitNutsSweetAppleMaltOrange

Finish dry OilOakMaltVanillaHoneyPeat SmokeBonfire Smoke lightApplePepperWheatLeather

Comment: A wonderful combination of heavy peat and lovely fruitiness with tropical notes. Even though it was matured in ex-sherry casks, it has a bit of a bourbon character as well; probably due to a honey sweetness. The taste is spicy and oily. The aftertaste is long and warm, but dry.
Jaminator
04. Feb 2021
Nosing: Peat, sweet, citrusy notes, some meaty smell also like salted ham from the oven ?

Taste: spicy, numbness after 10 sec. warm, smokiness of some sort

Finish: mellows out , long finnish. Dry sensation and then it dissappears

Comment: Love this dram!
Nosing: Peat SmokeHam

Taste: Peat SmokeSweet

Finish: Peat SmokeHamSweet

Comment:
smnaa
01. Jun 2016
Nosing: light Peat SmokeSweet and a hint of Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke start complex introduction to SweetHoney and right before the finish Fruit

Finish: complex, almost no Peat Smoke but a medium lasting finish with Honey and fading Fruit

Comment: Good whisky for the buck. 3/5
Chrisgio
02. Nov 2020
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeVanillaVanillaNutsNuts

Taste: Peat SmokePeat SmokeNutsWalnutOakVanillaHoney

Finish: Peat SmokeNuts

Comment:
10. Feb 2017
Nosing: FruitPeat SmokePeat SmokeHerbsSweet

Taste: freshly cut grass HerbsFruitSweetPeat SmokeGrass

Finish: grass again, drier HerbsPeat SmokeGrassGrass

Comment: Great whisky for the price