Connemara

Connemara is one of the few peated Irish single malts. The taste reminds of the Scottish Islay malts but has its own, very fruity character.

Connemara is one of the few peated Irish single malts. The taste reminds of the Scottish Islay malts but has its own, very fruity character.

Details about this bottle Edit
8951
Cooley
Ireland
Single Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 5 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Herbs:
Fruit:
Heather:
Spices:
Honey:
Apple:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Floral:
Lemon:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Ham:
Peach:
Pineapple:
Sherry:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Malt:
Nuts:
Honey:
Oil:
Pepper:
Oak:
Heather:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Orange:
Dried Fruit:
Lemon:
Plum:
Sherry:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Floral:
Grass:
Iodine:
Leather:
Pear:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Herb:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Spices:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Heather:
Honey:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Apple:
Barley:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Grass:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Wheat:

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3.5 Rate
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Tasting Notes 5

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Tasting notes of SlàinteMhath:

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

All tasting notes

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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
28. May 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke PineappleVanilla Caramel Honey Sweet Spices Dried Fruit Fruit Apple Lemon Herbs cereals Pear Peach Floral Wheat

Taste: intense, warm Oak Peat SmokeSpices Pepper Oil Iodine Seaweed Dried Fruit Nuts Sweet Apple Malt Orange

Finish dry Oil Oak Malt Vanilla Honey Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke lightApple Pepper Wheat Leather

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.
smnaa
01. Jun 2016
Nosing: light Peat Smoke Sweet and a hint of Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke start complex introduction to Sweet Honey 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
10. Feb 2017
21. Apr 2018
Nosing: Fruit Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Herbs Sweet

Taste: freshly cut grass Herbs Fruit Sweet Peat Smoke Grass

Finish: grass again, drier Herbs Peat Smoke Grass Grass

Comment: Great whisky for the price
Rob
Rob
26. Apr 2017
03. May 2017
04. May 2017
Zack
07. Aug 2017
23. Dec 2017