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Connemara Peated Single Malt

Overall rating
75.47/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
22.01.2016
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L16007
Barcode
5099357002305
Added on
22 Aug 2016 8:26 pm by Cept57
Colored

Average value

€ 29,50

2 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

97 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara Peated Single Malt

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.47 points

  1. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    First of all you smell light peat which reminds me a bit of an entry-level smoky whiskey such as an ardmore legacy or a highland park 10.

    I also take out the scents of apple and it reminds me of a high mountain where all those little flowers are in the grass.

    I take a sip and let it roll well through my mouth. A watery taste paired with spices but not very aggressive.

    You get the daredevil out of it but it is definitely not a forest fire. The whiskey is butter soft and drinks away very easily.

    During a tasting this would be a very good start whiskey in the peated segment.

    Time for a drop of water to open the pallet.

    Smelling again and I get more sweet tones out than before. More apple and more honey.

    Let another sip roll and…

    The tingling of the pepper is totally gone and has moved to the finish, making it nice and warm and long.

    The smoky is a bit extinguished and the apple and honey-like sweetener comes out a bit more. This whiskey goes well with a very small drop of water.

  2. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Price / performance is right here. Smoke of a fire to salty sweetness of caramel. Silky, malty-sweet peat smoke on the palate. Long and pleasant, sweet BBQ and salty oak driftwood smoke.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, smoky fire, sweetie.
    • Taste
      Campfire, sweets, oak.
    • Finish
      Smoky, sweetish oak. Pleasantly long and warm.

  3. Glenjasper scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Ideal for neutralizing tougher toothpastes
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, papaya, pear, green apple, fresh smell, light alcohol, but smoke? - Nil.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Flat. Like water. At most, nuances of green fruits. Disappointing.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Then the slight smoky note comes out. Apple and pear suggest.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Romansen scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    N- Exotic caramelized tropical fruits that also can be found on the 12YO expression. An earthy and fruity winery characters that appeared alike the Sauvignon Blanc, or even a Gewürztraminer. Thin lychee custard, chocolate milk with peppery and exhaust nuance underlay. (86/20)

    P- Lifted solvent and sweet, then followed by heavy coat of herbs and layered with mineral, oily but lack substance and rough on the edges. (81/17)

    F- Medium, remains herb-y and buttery. (80/17)

    Body / Balance- 80/17

    Weighted Rate- 71pt
    — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Exotic caramelized tropical fruits that also can be found on the 12YO expression. An earthy and fruity winery characters that appeared alike the Sauvignon Blanc, or even a Gewürztraminer. Thin lychee custard, chocolate milk with peppery and exhaust nuance underlay. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Lifted solvent and sweet, then followed by heavy coat of herbs and layered with mineral, oily but lack substance and rough on the edges. (81/17)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, remains herb-y and buttery. (80/17)

      Body / Balance- 80/17

      Weighted Rate- 71pt
      — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  7. Punktar scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Actually, there is not much. It's easy to drink - but this is not meant as a compliment ... The Connemara tries to be smoky and he does. That's it but unfortunately.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Slightly smoky, more wood fire than peat fire. Maybe something cute in the background, but not very pronounced. So first of all only smoke.
    • Taste
      65 65
      Once again, smoke. Again wood smoke instead of peat smoke. Hardly alcoholic. What should I say now positive? There is really only smoke. Already pretty one-dimensional. Some sweetness at the end, but no idea what I can associate with that. So only smoke, at least not disturbing.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Medium long and - as expected - smoky. Nothing else comes here.

  8. Howlingwolf scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Colour: Lightly golden

    Nose: Smokey peatiness balanced by heather floralness with hints of honey and oak.

    Taste: Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by more complex aromas of malt and fruit giving way to the intensifying full bodied peat. A well-balanced yet complex taste with vanilla oak notes.

    Finish: A long and glorious finish with golden honey notes and deep peat spreading across the mouth and palate. Hints of chocolate vanilla and oak leave a mouth-watering taste!
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

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