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Connemara 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.30/100
votes
84
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

€ 59.69

4 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.30 points

  1. 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.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  3. Karsa Orlong scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

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

  4. Brinker 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.

  5. 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;

  6. 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

  7. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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

    27.06.2018 Your Whiskey bought in Saulheim 53.95 €

  9. 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

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

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

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