Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Celtic Whisky Compagnie (Cel)
Bottling serie
Affinage Quarts de Chaume
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon & Quarts de Chaume
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 mar 2015 2:18 pm by nulty
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

8 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Celtique Connexion 1996 Cel

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.33 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I have no idea (well, maybe I do) what the influence of the wine cask
    has been, but this is an impressive release. Just under 100 EUR. Fine
    digestive. Recommended!
    • Nose
      The nose is grand and very fruity. Complex as well. Agrums play around
      with cherries, raisins, baked apples, stewed pears with a hint of pineapple and
      green banana. There is also a drop of balsamico and sniffing tobacco, which
      makes me think the malt matured on a sherry cask at first. Nice trace of
      woodsmoke. What a pleasant surprice!
    • Taste
      It is silky soft on the palate. It starts off with something sour. Think
      agrums. A touch of candy. Wine gums. But then the fruit
      kicks in with a vengeance, albeit of the dried variety (the fruit, not the
      vengeance – what am I saying?). So it turns sweet again. Caramel, maybe even
      some candied sugar. It also offers a nice salty edge. This is quite
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long and spicy. It remains sweet until the death.

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  3. HGILES scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Balanced, harmonious blend of fruits and malt, and mild (not aggressive despite its 46%)
    • Taste
      93 93
      Malt more present, I like the bouquet that develops and the slightly sweet side that comes out.
      Very good balance, it is both a whisky tasting and pleasure (not at all disgusting).
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is sweet, lingering on the palate and highlights the characteristics of the thatch quarter; a bit vinous and sweet on dry white grapes.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really nice dram .... very sweet.
    • Nose
      A very fruity nose on fruits and raisins. Surely Sherry was partly.
    • Taste
      First light then power increases with a mixture of fruits and spices, this is rather balanced.
    • Finish
      An average length on dried fruits and milk chocolate .... very sweet and very pleasant.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What freshness, what richness, what diversity! Fresh fruit, malt, frangipane! On the palate, it is found, in a very melted way, with spices, it could be taken easily for a 25 years of age or more. At 46% he passes alone. If it had been bottled up a few degrees higher, we touched the nirvana! With a few drops of water, it is even more balanced.

    Enthusiasm 4/5


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