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Connemara Peated Single Malt

Overall rating
77.23/100
votes
364
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5099357002305
Added on
14 Jun 2015 7:28 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 28.65

15 × in wishlist

364 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Connemara Peated Single Malt

56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.23 points

  1. stefan_PB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I must say I was very skeptical about this whiskey, as it is now a "supermarket whiskey" for a reasonable price. But he really convinced me for the price. Nice soft and fruity and above all pleasant smoke. I honestly can not think of a single malt that has a similar PLV.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The smell of pest hits you in the nose, then ripe pears and apples and fresh hay
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, leather and smoked bacon, very very soft
    • Finish
      80 80
      short finish with lots of sweetness superimposed by fine smoke

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      medium smoke (campfire), citrus, fruit basket, vanilla, sweet
    • Taste
      sweet, soft and fruity, fruit basket
    • Finish
      Smoke and bitterness, medium length

  3. davidloosli scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity peat, green apple, earthy, fondant, herbal schnaps
    • Taste
      watery, melon, walnut bitterness, a hint of almond paste, spicyness from mustard, pink bubblegum, smoke
    • Finish
      Astringent, bubblegum sweetness, something artificial / chemical, dry smoke

  4. NcOne scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Bang for your buck! Never have i encountered this kind of quality in this price range. Yes it has smoke, citrus, fruits and blaa,blaa,blaaa... But this is just an extraordinary dram for the price! With this one don't go on and on with the details. Just by it and enjoy it!

  5. markkuyper scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spicy smoke, stored hay in a barn. Something artificial sweetness. Has something of sweetener tablets. Slightly mushy and mossy. A bitter fruit note comes up. Citrus notes are almost nonexistent.
    • Taste
      Mild, easy start. Has only 40 percent. Pleasant, smoky mouthfeel. The tart, sweetish fruit notes are there. But also forest. Like taking a deep breath in the middle of the forest. Citrus notes also in the taste, only minimal present. Some fermented fruits. Slightly nutty bitter.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Some bitterness and roasted nuts. Slightly creamy.

  7. RR60 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 52 points Expert Senior

    The nose on this was very promising and for a moment I forgot why I didn’t like it. The peat profile was very similar to the highland peat on some Scotch whiskies and it worked really well with the sweet malt. But then I took a sip and it all went downhill. The palate and finish were both weak and unrefined.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/12/31/connemara-peated-single-malt/
    • Nose
      Very peaty, but that grassy, herbal peat one finds in Highland Scotch whiskey. Even when the peat is at it's peak there's a strong fruity note, dominated by peaches all the way through, though it balances the peat quite nicely. Leather. Peaches n' cream instant oatmeal. Woody vanilla. Wood oils.
    • Taste
      Bitter wood. Sour malt. Sorghum beer. Dirty, oily smoke. That really bad cheap bubble gum that came with trading cards.
    • Finish
      Short. Bitter wood. Sour Grains. Slight woodsmoke.

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