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Connemara 40%

Overall rating
76.80/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB13372
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Single Malt
Casktype
Oak barrel
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5099357002305
Added on
31 Jan 2010 2:01 pm

Average value

€ 37.50

4 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara 40%

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.80 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    quite remarkable how the profile changed over the years.
    • Nose
      76 76
      pear, lemon, little bit of smoke and peat, quite gentle, compared to the current (2020 - 2021) expressions.
    • Taste
      72 72
      soft, velvety, pear, ash, bit of smoke, lemon, rubbery
    • Finish
      69 69
      rubbery, peat, bit of ash, vanilla, not that pleasant, and luckily quite short

  2. rozzy scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Just on this one. Not my cup of tea. The nose is nice, quite a nice sweetness that comes through.
    However, the taste is disappointing. the nose. Was expecting more. Sweetness comes through in the taste but is quickly surpassed by a licorice-like, anise-like taste and in my opinion the peat - if there is one - is also lost.

  3. Moses scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. McGipi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      smoky, something sweet
    • Taste
      pleasantly sweet, malty, fruity
    • Finish
      long and pleasant approach

  5. Superted scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, balanced with slightly floral, but also slightly plastic-like.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky, with vanilla; reasonably flat whiskey.

  7. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Peat dominates burnt rubber, fruity, quite light, interesting.

  8. MCL748 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    For me, it is an disgusting whiskey. It tastes like plastic. The only whiskey that I don` t like. Sorry.

  9. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Smokey peatiness balanced by heather floralness with hints of honey and oak. Taste: Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by more complex aromas of malt and fruit giving way to the intensifying full bodied peat. A well-balanced yet complex taste with vanilla oak notes. Finish: A long and glorious finish with golden honey notes and deep peat spreading across the mouth and palate. Hints of chocolate vanilla and oak leave a mouth-watering taste!

     

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  10. Gatopardo scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Peat, peat, peat, peat... and what else? In my humble opinion lacks of something else behind the peat. Anyway, I won´t say no to a dram of it. An average whiskey that can be enjoyable for a non demanding palate.

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