Connemara 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.83/100
votes
162
Whiskybase ID
WB65770
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Kilbeggan Co. Distilling Logo
Barcode
5099357002497
Added on
20 mar 2015 9:02 pm by Gonathras

Average value

€ 61.00

8 × in wishlist

162 × member ratings

415 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Connemara 12-year-old

23 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.83 points.

  1. Hellskitchen scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    The taste is totally watered down with off notes. Not my thing at all, was about to throw the dram away.
    The NAS bottling in the green can from Connemara is much better in comparison!

  2. Drum scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I must have expected something else. I got a fruity and light summer whiskey. It is easy to drink and tasty without rough edges, bordering on boring. I wouldn't buy it for the price of more than €50.00.
    • Nose
      Light and fruity with citrus fruits, apple, pineapple, pear with a subtle spiciness and even more subtle smoky note.
    • Taste
      A bit of pepper, citrus flavors, marginal smoke, vanilla and bubble gum. Very thin on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet with a slight bitterness. Oak and marzipan follow. At the end Spearmint chewing gum again.

  3. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      peat, smoke, smoked meat, citrus fruits
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, some smoke, herbs
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium short, smoked fruits, smoke

  5. Svjatogor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    n: peat, vanilla, fresh fruits, tangerines, apples
    t: fruity, peaty, smooth, vanilla
    a: vanilla, new wood, nuts

  6. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Макс scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  8. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2020-06-27
    • Nose
      light smoke, pear, green apple
    • Taste
      light smoke on the tongue, fruity notes, freshness
    • Finish
      little smoke, delicate taste, light oak spice

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Malthead19 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    - a significant increase to the standard Connemara
    - a tasty and good smoky Irish whiskey
    - Unfortunately, for 50 € it doesn't offer enough, so more has to come
    • Nose
      sweet, fresh, light smoke, citrus fruits, vanilla, classic bourbon flavors
    • Taste
      soft, sweet smoky start, malty, keeps the smoke through to the end, a little spice
    • Finish
      soft smoky medium-long finish;
      medium-long aftertaste with sweet smoke

  11. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Simple, fruity, and balanced
    • Nose
      Big riped pear with a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet herbal honey and some soft peatiness
    • Finish
      Medium, dry and sour woodiness

  12. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Connemara 12yo (WID: 65770) and Connemara 22yo (WID: 58471)

    It starts with the 12 series. The smoke is rather special, but not overly strong. The smoke goes in the herbal direction with slight rubber notes. The fruits are rather fresh. Meadow fruit. Flowery notes and floral honey.
    The herbs and especially the rubber notes are stronger in the mouth. First a lot of sweetness. White tea with a lot of sugar candy. Then it gets a bit tart and wood seasoning begins. Some liquorice too.

    Now the 22. Compared to the 12, the 22 has more barrel influence. The fruits are mandarin, candied lemon and ginger. I like the smoke better on the 22er. It does not have these rubber notes, but the herbs have a higher quality. In addition, something like coniferous forest. Overall looks more harmonious and yet more intense than the 12er.

    The 12er is somehow funny and interesting due to its special smoke. The sample is enough for me.
    The 22 looks overall more balanced. Quite decent whiskey. It does not trigger a buying stimulus for me.

  13. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  14. Karsa Orlong scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  15. maltandgrains scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      The peat springs right out, but there are also elements of sweetness and dried fruits. There's a whiff of paint thinner.
    • Taste
      78 78
      The peat lets in and lets out again. It's quite mellow, compared to all the islay peat I'm otherwise used to.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Quite short. A bit of sourness and sweaty socks.

  16. schengel10 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A mature, a very neat Irish malt!
    • Nose
      fresh, fruity (tangerine, apples), malt, sweetness, woody smoke, some oak;
    • Taste
      very fruity appearance, dry harmonic smoke, malt, soft, oily / creamy, honey, caramel, complex;
    • Finish
      medium length, spicy, nutty; aftertaste vanilla, wood and ash;

  17. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Super whiskey to get started in the topic of smoke, not boring and quite balanced. I would give 3.5 stars.
    A good grip in the PLV
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet, light Herbs and heather (I personally have not really got the hang of it yet -> Heather and malt are very close to each other)
    • Taste
      First smoke, soft and mild, light spices, honey sweetness, then comes malt and it is a hint of nut.
    • Finish
      Long, smoke fades, the nut becomes stronger

  18. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    27.06.2018 Your Whiskey bought in Saulheim 53.95 €

  20. Andytka3 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    N- A new releases with much the same as the old batch. Soft petroleum, earthy with whiff of delicious white fruits, floral and vanilla. Narrow and muted with subtle earthy smokes linger. Water enhance the ashy white oaks scents.  The much liked charming lychee and pineapple aroma on the old batch are gone.P- Milky and buttery with polished dark chocolate, raisin, frizzy varnish note accompany by wood phenol spiciness that works well with the soft earthy peat.F- Medium, spicy active oak coating, semi dirty, balanced and enjoyable easy sips. — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. Peated-Boy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      74 74

  22. pianoman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fireplace smoke, lemon ice. Light sweetness.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky, spicy and dry. Rather short.

  23. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Beautiful milder, smug beginner smoker, the Irish man you do not notice him, however, the NAS for half the price is not (substantially) worse, or you can reach the CS. Not bad, but no recommendation.
    • Nose
      fresh and clear, cold, ashy smoke, citrus fruit, apple, very slight hint of salt and medicinal notes, some cereal sweetness
    • Taste
      mild, creamy, bittersweet smoke, nougat, bitter citrus notes, a bit earthy, a pinch of pepper
    • Finish
      medium long, smoke, dark chocolate, some pepper

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