Connemara Peated Single Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oak barrel
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
31 jan 2010 2:01 pm

Average value

€ 37.50

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Whisky reviews for Connemara Peated Single Malt

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 76.86 points.

  1. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Peaty irish whiskey? Not yet. This Connemara with no age statement is not a great whiskey, but enjoyable.
    • Nose
      I can feel some peaty notes, very few.. But there is something in the background, a bitter aroma..
    • Taste
      The taste is alright, a hint of peat. But here comes the strange flavor again, old socks maybe.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long. Smooth and with a peppery end.

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  3. 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

  4. rozzy scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    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.

  5. Moses scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  6. McGipi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Superted scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!


  12. 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.

  13. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, pure peat, vanilla and flower tones - one of the deepest and most comprehensive Irish scents.
    • Taste
      The taste is again very sweet, peat, soft honey and oily, wonderfully smoky.
    • Finish
      It dries and gets a bit of oak morsel, but the peat rolls on.

  14. hsmithjr scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    I liked it, but there was something missing.  Maybe Ireland is not ready for the peated variety.  it sure can`t hold a candle to Islay!


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