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Connemara Bog Oak

Overall rating
91.24/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Collection
Bottled
31.10.2011
Casknumber
Batch V11/07
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Jan 2012 3:20 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 350.88

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20 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara Bog Oak

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.24 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Four years? Fantastic malt, similar to the ones that Kilchoman produces now and then. Blind, I probably would have typed on an old Caol Ila. Whether this complexity really comes from the bog wood? Already possible ...
    • Nose
      Instant Connemara smoke with Irish fruit notes. The fruits immediately make sea notes, spray, seaweed, salt, iodine, a little ammonia, very earthy mineral notes. After a while, citrus fruits come to maturity, along with a dark caramel tone that occasionally flashes and with some disinfectant from the old days. Warms grain, citrus and malt, but overall it is stronger but also flatter.
    • Taste
      Well integrated alcohol, powerful onset. Vanilla, honey and salt, a lot of salt. Some citrus zest comes through now and then. Does not come close to the complexity of the nose, but is well balanced and consistent.
    • Finish
      Sweet-salty ash remains and there is also something metallic for the first time. Now you notice the youth after all. The long decay of the strong smoke, however, almost completely overshadows this impression. At the second sip, nothing is felt, instead, when the salt is gone, sweet, peaty smoke is left behind. Overall, a very long finish.

  2. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is the Turf Mor whiskey, added to oak casks that have been fitted with ends made from "bog oak" (oak that has been buried for many years).  The whiskey spent between 10-12 months (now about 4 years old) in the "bog oak" casks.  It was then bottled on Halloween 2011 at cask strength.  Should be interesting to compare.

  3. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great smoker, but a bit overpriced.
    • Nose
      Beautiful present smoke, salt and iodine behind it.
    • Taste
      Strong start, salty, the alcohol is relatively soft. Behind it he becomes spicier and vanilla stings through.
    • Finish
      Long spicy and a bit musty.

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