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Connemara Original

Overall rating
79.04/100
votes
405
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

€ 30.32

8 × in wishlist

405 × member ratings

1290 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara Original

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.04 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. AntonArkhipov scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    21/19/19/19
    • Nose
      Smoked bananas, old books, pear, fruits, light smoke
    • Taste
      Weak, empty, but soft
    • Finish
      Short finish, mountain ash

  3. 6bahudy9 scored this whisky 74 points Newbie

    My very first whiskey as a newbie
    • Nose
      78 78
      Fruit (apple), slightly honey, slightly smoky, pungent, wood, medicinal
    • Taste
      70 70
      Spicy, slightly smoky, apple-pear fruit, slightly honey, wood, slightly medicinal
    • Finish
      73 73
      Mild, peaty, slightly sweet and smoked

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Subtly peated Irish. Good entry level dram, nothing more.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. greg_0277 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice entry-level at Cooley
    • Nose
      84 84
      Peaty, fruity, herbaceous
    • Taste
      82 82
      Nice fruity / peaty mix, but a bit pungent
    • Finish
      82 82
      On the slightly acrid and green side which reflects a certain youth

  6. volker40sw scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on a hiking trip on 04-06-2020.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. eselsim scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    Connemara made a huge wow-wow during Irish Whiskey tasting, it's different in a way that made it easy and pleasant to drink. I am slightly disappointed with the finish.
    (n)20.5 hint of smoke not overwhelming, lets some citric and vanilla flavours to join the game
    (t)21 almost follows the nose, a part from more sweetness from ex-bourbon barrel appears now joined by wood notes and fresh fruit. Smoke is still there
    (f)19 I'd like to point out that smoke changes to prunes and slight almost chocolaty bitterness emerges and vanishes as quickly as it comes
    (b) 21.5 well balanced but nothing complex, easy drinker

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  9. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

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