Connemara Distillers Edition

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
17 Jan 2015 2:04 pm by Big_Alex

Average value

€ 41.32

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Whisky Reviews for Connemara Distillers Edition

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.64 points

  1. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Reveals soft spices and fruits in classic Irish fashion. In the end it's maybe a tad light, but the profile is pretty perfect.
    Would certainly rival some similar Caol Ilas at a higher strength.
    • Nose
      Medium. Rather peaty upfront. Coastal aromas of seashells and oysters. Twiggy-piney smoke. Smoked ham. Juniper. Also loads of sweet caramelised orange, lemon squash. Green apple candy.
      Some plain barley. A cool metallic touch. Hints of vanilla and icing sugar.
    • Taste
      Pretty oily, but light in flavour. Soft arrival. Baked apple, lemon juice, black pepper and brine. Then a nice blanket of cold smoke. Sunflower seeds.
      Midpalate again shows juniper and more woody botanicals. Slight caramel.
    • Finish
      As fresh as it gets and whistle-clean. Dry smoke, black pepper, juniper, lemon zest unripe green apples. Medium length.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Young, yeasty, fruity, peaty, creamy, with plenty of acidity and a "dusty" potstill impression.
    Kind of the Irish equivalent to the Ardmore 12 y.o. Port Wood Finish in terms of character and price-to-performance ratio.
    Solid sipping whiskey, perhaps a bit too weak for the advanced cohort.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Banana puree, a few wild berries, rotting autumnal leaves, wet soil, manure, herbal/earthy "mainland peat" (rather then the maritime variety).
    • Taste
      84 84
      A bit thin but nicely spicy and juicy from the mid-palate onwards. Pretty sweet and creamy throughout. Herbal, mildly peppery peat smoke meets strawberry and raspberry yoghurt.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Pretty long and nicely dusty, with sweet-and-sour strawberry notes. Not too shabby, I'd say.

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A tasty, charming and very neat Irish single malt! With about 35,00 € = a bit too expensive!
    • Nose
      flowery, fruity (apple, grapefruit), salt, some smoke;
    • Taste
      pleasant, mild, soft onset, fruity (again grapefruit, also raspberries), vanilla, oily, some oak;
    • Finish
      medium-length, soft and fruity finish; in the end bitter, some oak

  4. Albaron scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Tasty, everything fits together well, the smoke is surprisingly clear and is fun, so I like it. The green Irish notes are barely perceptible, which I think is good.
    • Nose
      somewhat oily and also solvents, but then also the sherry notes, juicy raisins, which garnish themselves with a caramel note, to juicy oranges and finally also the slightly phenolic smoke with a very slight green note
    • Taste
      Here, the sherries are much more dominant, the juicy raisins and oranges are clearly in the foreground, but then also the phenolic smoke, which connects nicely with the fruits after it shows itself. The green notes are virtually absent here and the caramel flavors are only slightly perceptible
    • Finish
      The smoke and the sherry notes remain medium in length and then make a few tannins. At most here you can possibly perceive a youth

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It’s an unusual Irish whiskey. It’s a peaty and double distilled. Peat, apple, dust, sweet fruits and vanilla are the main notes of this whiskey. Connemara is an easy to drink and tasty. 

  7. Guntis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Mephisto scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Mephisto scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, nevertheless, a easy (but smoky) one to drink at low price.
    • Nose
      One-dimensional, a lot of dried wheat. Behind toasted logs from the chimney. After a while also a matured fruit mix or compote. Baked apple with a hint of orange and cloves.
    • Taste
      Grows and grows in intensity until it stings a bit and reaches the nose. This feeling stays for a moment and disappears after ~15 seconds. However, a lot of ashes, burnt wood and heavy oil. This is accompanied by the taste of crop and sweet compote with syrup. I can't experience a specific fruit here.
    • Finish
      Not very long, cold ashes "ashtray", wood and the ceasing taste of dark chocolate and honey.

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    So the sherry is really extremely discreet, that would have been done with bourbon barrels, but a really good quality Irishman. If the nose or finish were still a level higher in the vicinity of the taste, he could even have cracked on the 85.
    • Nose
      Humid hay, some grapefruit, green apple, vanilla, altogether more restrained as apparently all Connemara in the nose, also here I dare to hear fine salt in the background, if not as strong as the Peated of them
    • Taste
      Hmm, very pleasant, full but not alcoholic, beautiful apple notes, with peach, a lot of toffee and honey, vanilla, light salt notes are added, grapefruit, a little wet hay at the end then too
    • Finish
      Dry, apple peel, hay, oak chips and hints of smoked leaves, quite bitter too, I would have liked more of the fruit, medium long


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