Connemara Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Glass Printed Label
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Feb 2010 2:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 191.69

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Whisky Reviews for Connemara Cask Strength

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This great Irish whiskey lets you feel freedom and space
    Freshness and fire
    very uncomplicated!
    instead of the slight nausea after many a sherrylastigen whiskey
    It makes you feel fresh and light after this great Irish whiskey
    the 57.9% are not really feeling

    At some point I'm sitting with him by the sea
    nibble salty popcorn with olives
    look into the sunset
    and looking forward to ... whatever ..
    • Nose
      light, pear, white chocolate, salt, med.Rauch, with closed eyes you can feel the wind on ripe corn fields
    • Taste
      spicy popcorn, pickled pear, white chocolate, some glue, slightly bitter at the back, cold peat fire
    • Finish
      long, spicy, slightly bitter, glowing, rough and refreshing

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    A decent, powerful Cask Strength that was on sale until the end of 2016;
    • Nose
      fresh grass, malt, smoke, citrus fruits (lemons, pears);
    • Taste
      diluted: aromatic, spicy onset, clear citrus aromas (melissa, grapefruit), sweetness, peppery spiciness;
    • Finish
      medium long, fresh, smoky, herbs and spices sound like!

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Intense fruity, smoky, peaty. Like the normal one, only more of everything and better. Nice.

  4. 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

  5. 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
      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.

  6. Speedo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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