Connacht Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch One
Stated Age
04 years old
Kentucky Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Barrels
Batch 1
47.0 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 aug 2021 7:15 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 62.09

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Whisky Reviews for Connacht Single Malt Irish Whiskey

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Connacht's first single malt and a very promising start. At the age of four he is already very complex, delivers great spice in the nose and on the tongue, and thankfully and happily he doesn’t knock his youthfulness around your ears with a hurling bat. Unlike the products from Waterford, for example, which are of similar age, it still has a slight spiciness. But, as I said, a whiskey that you can look forward to in the older editions.
    (also: - Three Drams Online Tasting Episode 10 08/21 -)
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very spicy from the start, but also with raisins and figs as introductory fruit notes. Honey, caramel, coffee powder. Looks very crisp and crunchy. Green apple, peppered with cloves. Some cinnamon in the background. Fragrant fresh hay, a meadow full of spring flowers. Almond butter and hazelnut brittle. Grain note suggestive of youth (but this does not have a negative effect).
    • Taste
      84 84
      Warm start with nuts and almonds, thick, creamy. As in the nose, it also shows a certain crispness on the tongue, which is certainly due to its youth. Green apple, pear jam. Honey, toffee, nutmeg, pepper.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length at first, dry. Block malt, hazelnuts and almonds, slightly earthy and loamy.

  2. besar scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Neat for a first release, you can tell the young age.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh and floral. Add some vanilla and cereal. Almond oil.
    • Taste
      82 82
      malt sweetness, pepper. Floral and fruity. Vanilla. Nutty.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short. Floral notes, vanilla and pepperiness.

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Very decent bottling. The 47% alcohol content fits well. Well drinkable.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    spicy, honey, light fruity

    Creamy, more complex than expected, light fruity,
    a lot of spice, nutty, pepper

    Medium length, sweetish, astringent, spicy

  6. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Connacht single malt Irish whiskey, batch 1, 4 years. 47% alc. Original bottling. Maturation: Bourbon barrels, partly maturing in Oloroso sherry barrels

    Nose: Spicy and sweet at the same time, sugar beet syrup and sultanas as well as a light aroma of shortbread biscuits. This is followed by summer apples and dry straw as well as a gingerbread mixture with cinnamon, mild cloves and a hint of anise. Also coffee, almonds and fairly dry cocoa powder.

    Palate: malt and various nuts with honey, lightly burnt caramel. In addition, dried apricots and again the summer apples, a little pepper and nutmeg, a touch of ginger with a slight spiciness.

    Finish: Medium to long, pleasantly warming. Gets drier over time. Almond chips in chocolate, a little honey. A slight aroma of chilli persists.

    Conclusion: fruity and spicy, he can't quite hide his youth yet. Overall, however, a really great fruity whiskey with a lot of power. If you are expecting a very gentle Irishman, you might be a little surprised here. I really like it. 84/100 points (2021)


  7. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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


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