Connemara Bog Oak

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Collection
Batch V11/07
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 jan 2012 3:20 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 846.17

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26 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Connemara Bog Oak

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.91 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.

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I've never encountered this whiskey. Very interesting sample.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The smell of sour wort that was ground and just soaked, the smell of dough just rising on yeast, sourdough. The smell of sour, unripe green cherry plums. With a drop of water, it became sweeter, smokier, and even buttery.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is sweet, rich, with a slight taste of smoke, as if the fruit was cooked over a fire and sprinkled with lime juice. With a drop of water, it became sweeter, with a little bitterness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet calm aftertaste, despite the high degree, not aggressive. Very pleasant and calm. Long aftertaste. After a drop of water, the bitterness of wormwood was added to the aftertaste.

  4. krupoder scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    To get such a casting for testing is a great success!
    1) Nose: vanilla, freshness, flowers, citrus fruits, hay, a very pleasant subtle smoky fruity aroma, spoiled algae that can be found on the coast and in the swamps, since I had to walk on these as a child.
    2) Taste: strong, robust, but if you don't know, there is no hint of youth, salty sea water, juicy sweet green apples, notes of smoke turn into a kind of mustiness, but this does not repel at all, but only adds additional points.
    3) Aftertaste: very long repeating taste, fruity, ash-like, distantly citrus ... ..
    My recommendation: during the tasting, put a bag of bog oak (which comes in the kit) near you and it will add colors in which you will find oriental aromas with notes of sandalwood and spices.
    my score is honest 90 points!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


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