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Connemara Original

Overall rating
79.13/100
votes
298
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Single Malt
Bottled
19.11.2014
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L14121
Barcode
5099357002305
Added on
18 Oct 2014 3:37 pm by RoyalScotsman
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 29,24

5 × in wishlist

298 × member ratings

946 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara Original

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.13 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points Administrator

    Irish whiskey and peat - do these two go together? Connemara's peatiness has its own style, which is distinctly different from Islay's peat bombs: it is more herbal, restrained and well-integrated. Light and floral on the nose, there is a mix of heather honey, citrus and whiffs of smoke. On the palate, the clean and peppery arrival is followed by an aromatic kick of lemon zest, bitter tea and hints of salt. The peat smoke returns in the finish, lingering on the tongue. Although slightly uneventful and simple, this malt offers a nice variation from the 'Irish theme'.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 80 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. branneman scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Floral, there's fresh citrus in there, maybe grapefruit?
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fresh green apple, pepper
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, vaguely bitter, smoky, honey, rubbery, gum

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Young, sweet, peaty, some gum, more peat than smoke. But very beautiful. I like.

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    A young, intense, slightly smoky single malt from Ireland!
    • Nose
      Grass, herbs, sour citrus fruits, low smoke, honey, vanilla, wood;
    • Taste
      strong sweet onset, metallic, alcohol, a lot of malt, sour pears, vanilla, honey, fine smoke aromas, spicy, still young!
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly spicy; Aftertaste of cold ash, herbs;

  7. mosesumike scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I already have the second of this Whísky on the shelf, why I'm not sure.
    He is so far away from the standard. Maybe that's exactly why.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Very aromatic smoke. Light herbal note. Some vanilla in the background, maybe honey? Is there oak too? In the foreground, however, the (green) apple remains.
      Actually a great nose ..... or not!? ... but still ... simply fine.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Loose mouthfeel, no alcohol noticeable, where from? Gently sweet with salivation, the great smoky flavor lays down everything. Fine.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The pleasantly soft disappears quite quickly and what remains is the light smoke with herbaceous aromatic impressions. Simply pleasant, period.

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoked and peated nose with a rich malty - honey sweetness. Heather, hay and oak. A very light medicinal touch that seems to dissapear after a while.
    • Taste
      Soft silky and oily approach. Honey sweet and intense taste of peat but not harsh or to compare with a good laphroaig because than we play in another division. Reasonable body and a nice layer of malty vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium finish bit  bit sticky vanilla and oak.

  10. Danny1968 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    A tasty light smoky whiskey with flavors of fruit and honey and a soft aftertaste.

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