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Connemara Distillers Edition

Overall rating
81.92/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L14074
Barcode
5099357003364
Added on
17 Jan 2015 2:18 pm by Big_Alex
ColoredChillfiltered

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Category Rating
Nose
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Tastingtags

21 Notes

Mephisto
Expert Senior Mephisto Review note
19 Sep 2017 11:10 pm
Mephisto gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
82
Finish
77
Price
85
Presentation
85
"If you want to be happy, be." Leo Tolstoy
Mephisto
Expert Senior Mephisto Tasting note
19 Sep 2017 11:19 pm
Mephisto gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
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.

Comments

Not very complex, nevertheless, a easy (but smoky) one to drink at low price.

"If you want to be happy, be." Leo Tolstoy
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
13 Sep 2017 8:07 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Feuchtes Heu, etwas Grapefruit, grüner Apfel, Vanille, insgesamt eher zurückhaltend wie anscheinend alle Connemara in der Nase, auch hier wage ich feines Salz zu vernehmen im Hintergrund, wenn auch nicht so stark wie bei den Peated von ihnen

Taste

Hmm, sehr angenehm, voll aber nicht alkoholisch, schöne Apfelnoten, dazu Pfirsich, viel Toffee und Honig, Vanille, leichte Salznoten kommen dazu, Grapefruit, etwas feuchtes Heu am Ende dann auch

Finish

Trocken, Apfelschale, Heu, Eichenchips und Hauch geräuchertes Laub, recht bitter auch, da hätte ich gerne mehr der Frucht gehabt, mittellang

Comments

Also der Sherry bleibt hier wirklich extrem dezent, das hätte man so auch nur mit Bourbonfässern hinbekommen gefühlt, aber ein echt qualitativ ganz guter Ire. Wären Nase oder Abgang noch ein Level höher in der Nähe des Geschmacks, hätte er an den 85 sogar knacken können.

Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
25 Aug 2017 12:04 pm
Calmar gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose
 Открытый, влажный, зола, каменная пыль, лимонная цедра,промасленная бумага, лёгкие нотки копчёного мяса, слабые изюмные оттенки, точильный камень, сгоревший бенгальский огонь.


Taste
Острый, сладкий, перечная волна, уголь, зола, сливочно-кондитерские нотки.


Finish
Зола, металлическая кислинка, лимон, лимонный перец, кола, лёгкая пивная горчинка, жжёные сухари, корка грейпфрута.


Comments
Отличный ирландец, очень плотный и мощный для своих 43%, достаточно простой, но удачный замес из умеренно-фенольной основы, бурбонных и хересных бочек - время от времени каждая из них проявляет себя во всей красе, ценник также радует своей адекватностью.


Ana Chronist
Expert Senior Ana Chronist Review note
07 Aug 2017 11:40 pm
Ana Chronist gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
82
valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
28 Jun 2017 6:23 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
80
Wolv
Expert Senior Wolv Tasting note
03 Jun 2017 1:14 am
Wolv gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

wirkt trocken mit Rauch und Zitrusnoten; Heu, Äpfel und Holz lassen sich dann noch finden

Taste

süßer, öliger Antritt mit passablen Fruchtnoten; Körper lässt etwas nach, dafür tritt hier der Rauch in den Vordergrund

Finish

lang und trocken, rauchig; es lassen sich noch die Echos von Trockenfrüchten und Honig erahnen

Comments

03.06.2017

Wolv
Expert Senior Wolv Review note
03 Jun 2017 1:40 am
Wolv gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
82
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
82
MadScientist
Connoisseur MadScientist Review note
25 Mar 2017 4:13 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
81
Presentation
83
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
17 Mar 2017 12:11 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 83 points

Harmonious

In 2016 the Connemara Distillers Edition was first released, at a drinking strength of 43% (as opposed to 40% for the standard versions). It is surprisingly dark, so I guess more than just a few sherry casks were used to create it.

The nose confirms this, I must say. Next to the typical mild smoke and vanilla, I get loads of sweet and sour fruit, mostly oranges and lemons. Quite a handful of nuts too, smoked fish and even some ham. It works like a charm. I like it a lot.

The arrival is soft, but very spicy nonetheless. The fruit returns - the influence of the sherry casks is very clear now - while the peat smoke slowly but surely becomes lovely. It has a good body, more so than the regular Peated. This is all about citrus, admittedly, but the nuts do try to push through. Midpalate, it becomes a battle between sweet and salt.

The finish is medium long, sweet and salt at the same time, while the smoke lingers.

Yes, again very good stuff. The Connemara spirit has a harmonious affair with both the bourbon and sherry casks. Around 45 EUR, which is a bargain in this case.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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