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'.
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.
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.
Loose mouthfeel, no alcohol noticeable, where from? Gently sweet with salivation, the great smoky flavor lays down everything. Fine.
The pleasantly soft disappears quite quickly and what remains is the light smoke with herbaceous aromatic impressions. Simply pleasant, period.
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.
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.