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Connemara Cask Strength

Overall rating
83.31/100
votes
100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Glass Printed Label
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L12118
Barcode
5099357002367
Added on
01 Feb 2010 2:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 329.50

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Whisky Reviews for Connemara Cask Strength

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.31 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, moderate peat, salt and malt. A little coffee that turns into chocolate afterwards. Very cool. In the mouth, big attack, big presence. Spices, salt, it lacks a bit of gluttony, all the same. Imposing final, salty. Later, a bitterness supported. With water, it changes quite drastically, becoming warm and with a certain softness. The mouth is more complete, with the appearance of some fruits that still largely dominates the salt. The empty glass is full of salt and coffee. Enthusiasm 3/5

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The color - if you want to talk about color at all - is a very pale honey gold.
    This is a malt with a very special smokiness that I have only encountered at a distillery so far. Although this smoke is not quite the mainstream, I like it quite well. Especially complex is not this drop.
    I'm typing on the NAS or the 12 year old Connemara. (83/100)
    • Nose
      BLIND TASTING:
      The nose is greeted by a distinct but very pleasant chimney smoke, paired with grassy and slightly ethereal tones. After a short time, the intensity of the smoke recedes and floral notes and pear take on the aromas. The alcohol has a cooling nose, but not stinging. (max 43%?).
    • Taste
      The palate is dominated by a sweet smoky note that is again in harmony with grass and pear. I can also make out a slightly musty component. In the second sip then add honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is medium long and tends to be dry.

  3. Speedo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    At first I thought of a possible dilution with water, but I discarded that after the first sip, because I found the whole character just right. The smoky sweetness tastes an hour later.
    • Nose
      Soft and sweet, nut chocolate mixes with floral notes and a decent load of smoke. The 57.9% hold back pleasantly.
    • Taste
      A nice, full start with a light pepperiness. Here, the alcohol is now more noticeable than in the nose, but far from the fact that I would estimate him to almost 58%. The sweetness is repeated, vanilla and chocolate mix with smoke and spices.
    • Finish
      Long! Warm, he runs down his throat and leaves a seemingly eternal sweet-smoky impression.

  4. VWWW scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    You can compare this one with a few good Islay-whiskies, lots of peat-smoke and a hugh fire burning in your mouth! To bad you don´t see this one to much nowadays... for a few years ago widely available, but not anymore.

  5. mds51 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweetish light smoke. Fruitiness (pineapple, pear, green apples, mirabelle plums, citrus), flowery, freshly cut hay, vanilla. Everything is permeated with alcohol, because the cask strength is clearly noticeable.
    • Taste
      Not as strong as it felt in the nose. In the mouth first hardly noticeable. Then comes a slight sweetness and spiciness in the presence of light smoke. A touch of brine, vanilla
    • Finish
      But a bit woody finish, but which is relatively short therefore. Something bitter and rough.

  6. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For sure not that complex but a very well made, exciting and refreshing irish whiskey. Recommended!
    • Nose
      Light peat smoke. Fresh citrus fruits and pears. Some lime peel. Kinda herbal fresh. Lemon balm and cooling menthol. In the back a touch of sweetness and maybe even some salt and pepper.
    • Taste
      Smooth start. Again lots of herbs and citrus aromas in the focus. Appears a little young now. However quite some fresh white oak flavors as you typically have  with bourbon. Very little peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Malty, grassy finish. Very delicate.

  7. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Sweet nose, plum and wood, made green. Mouth a bit bitter well below normal Connemara! The middle brings a wave of burnt rubber. Final short and bitter. But where is the peat? Oxidation problem? Rear-olfaction stable.

  8. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    mild, lots of cereal and smoke, lemon, a bit young, fresh, very "cold", spicy grain, dark bread, caraway fennel anise tea, Jagermeister ... I do not know what to think of it, certainly not bad

  9. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      smoke, peat, ashes, vanilla, carton, sweet peach, smoked ham and vanilla
    • Taste
      liquorice like Bowmore, smoke, citrus - lemon and spices - pepper
    • Finish
      drying with smoke, ashes, pepper and some bitter frutis

  10. Guntis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

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