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Connemara 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.69/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB13380
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
7000
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2010 2:44 pm
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.56

8 × in wishlist

92 × member ratings

172 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara 12-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.69 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite nice, taste and finish are a bit sharp, despite the low abv.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Mild smoke and vegetal peat, vanilla, lemon, fresh yellow apple, lemon candy.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet and sour with apple and lemon, vanilla, peaty, mild peppery sharpness.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium: a short burst of vanilla sweetness quickly shift to notes of black pepper and toasted wood.

  2. herby.usa did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: 'Sheep dip' ????, marine salt note, algae, old artificial leather. Gradually comes a lemony sweetness and vanilla.
    Taste: Amazingly sweet start with light smoke and sea salt. Strong vanilla develops. Background malt notes.
    Finish: short to medium long. Intense, but subsides quickly.
    Conclusion: An intense drop, but the peat is gone quickly and the sweetness predominates.

  3. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Gous scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  5. Willum scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. 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.

  7. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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