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Connemara 08-year-old

Overall rating
75.00/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
for Systembolaget
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st-fill bourbon casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2010 10:46 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50,00

3 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara 08-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.00 points

  1. markkerr02 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20104%20Cooley%20men%20John%20Cashman.html Test 104: Colley with John Cashman - 101006
    The whiskey tested: Glass 1 Kilbeggan 15yo, 40% (blended whiskey), 699 kr 18 points
    Glass 2 Tyrconnell Single Cask 15yo, 46%, sold out 30 points
    Glass 3 Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10yo, 46%, 639 kr 47 points
    Glass 4 Tyrconnell Sherry Finish 10yo, 46%, 639 kr 14 points
    Glass 5 Connemara Peated 8yo, 40%, 549 kr 31 points
    Glass 6 Connemara Sherry Finished Peated, 46%, 699 kr 18 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Connemara Peated 8yo, 40%
    Scent: Smoke, rubber boots, chocolate, single-track
    Taste: Smoke, boots, rubber, vanilla
    Aftertaste: Smoke, rubber, spices, some fruit
    Score: 72

    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Connemara Peated 8yo, 40%
    Color: Gold - dark gold
    Scent: Smoke, leather, turf
    Taste: Pretty stuffy, smoky, sweet, peaty
    Aftertaste: Medium - long with sweet, smoky / peaty
    Score: 81

  2. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Had a bottle of this but sold it to Samuel Karlsson. Do I regret it? Well, a good dram but Samuel as a true Connemara collector deserves the bottle more than I do. Cheers Sam, and thanks for the sample.

    (Rating interval 81-86)
    • Nose
      Fruity to begin with, overripe apple, subtle peat smoke, oak, salty mineral, sea weed, salt licorice, violet far far back.
    • Taste
      Sharp and bitter delivery with loads of heavy peat smoke and mineral. Salt water and soil is present as well. With water it becomes sweeter with honey or treacle.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long with heavy peat smoke, tar, white pepper, salt water and some bitter lemon rind. With water the honey sweetness struggle to survive in the finish.

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