Connemara 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2010 2:04 pm

Average value

€ 72,50

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83 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.65 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    This is not my whiskey.
    • Nose
      78 78
      A lot of peat, after-smoldering bbq, bicycle tire and such. It is not a hard Islay bomb, but I can't get any more out of it.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet, very thin. Malt, peat, vanilla, light sawdust
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium length. A bit sweet and soon after that an explosion of peat, which in my case saturates the taste buds.

  2. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Quite interesting, the Irennoten hide well and the smoke is reserved, something different and a nice alternative, the bitterness makes him interesting
    • Nose
      Vanilla, a hint of smoke, some floral, ripe oranges, some menthol and slightly medicated
    • Taste
      sweet vanilla kipper, slightly unripe cereal, slightly bitter, also here menthol, which mixes with a light smoke
    • Finish
      the bitterness lingers for a while, a touch of sweetness and a few tannins, as well as a few puffs of smoke remain medium-long

  4. TDMartijn scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    This is liquid U2 in their 'Joshua Tree-period'. Very smooth, mature, no kick-in-the-face en very middle-of-the-road. In short: A very smooth and softly peated Irish.

    Very nice daily dram, I like it.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Dionysus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    I was quite stoked to try an Irish peater but this one suffers from a severe lack of body and a flat palate.

  8. dicembre29 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Peat. Pepper. Chocolate. Grape. Apple. More fruits. Leather. Salty. Just a hint of putty. Noses bigger then 40%. …and almost like a youngish Springbank/Hazelburn somehow (WTF?!). Very, very nice nose. Smells older than 12 years.

    Palate: Peat. Pepper. Slightly nutty again. Ok…more than slightly. Like licking leather. White wine influence. Grains at the back end with some grass.

    Thoughts: Great nose. Not as great on the palate. Still good, but I wish the dialogue betwixt the nose and the palate was a little more…coherent.




  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Labeled by some as the
    finest Irish whiskeys on the market today, a traditional whiskey with a balanced
    flavor and a beautiful finish a delicious mix of complexity and elegance
    • Nose
      Aromas of rose, nutmeg and conifers exchange together with a sweet undertone of mint and something creamy, buttered popcorn
    • Taste
      A gentle aromatic taste of warm honey, butter, cashew nuts, toffee and peat with a hint of vanilla
    • Finish
      Beautifully balanced aftertaste with a firm, spicy bite and creamy peat make

  10. TheMue scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    The Connemara 12yo Peated is a light and cosy malt. The extra peat can sadly only be found in the nose.
    • Nose
      Sweet and bulky notes of honey together with malt, smoke and lots of peat.
    • Taste
      Nuts and salt, not too pungent. Far less peat than expected after the charming nose.
    • Finish
      Short, cosy, no sharpness. Sadly a bit too short.


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