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Connemara Original

Overall rating
80.61/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB99446
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Single Malt
Bottled
07.03.2017
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
peated single malt Irish whisky
Bottle code
L17031
Barcode
5099357002305
Added on
12 aug 2017 8:38 am by Dramming Dutchman
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 23.00

5 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

272 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Connemara Original

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.61 points

  1. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Connemara is one of the very few smoky Irish single malt whiskeys. No other Irish whiskey combines powerful peat smoke with sweet fruits and vanilla as harmoniously as Connemara. Blindfolded, you feel transported to the neighboring Scottish islands.

  2. Merl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  I had this dram during a community tasting "Clash of the Celts" with 5 pairs of Irish vs. Scotch whisk(e)y.  This Connemara (bought in 2017) was paired with the most recent Laphroaig Cairdeas https://www.whiskeybase.com/whiskies/whiskey/96855/laphroaig-cairdeas.  Out of 32 attendees 11 voted in favour of the Connemara and 12 in favour of the Laphroaig (9 voted for a draw).

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a mainland peaty profile (missing the maritime notes) that is nicely balanced with the sweet and fruity flavours of the Irish whiskey.  More mature than expected, actually pretty good for a NAS edition.  The finish is long and without any flaws.  I like it!

    This is best bang for your bucks these days!

  4. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The smoke isn't too dominant and leaves some room for the bright fruit. In that respect, the nose is pretty good. Can't quite keep up the level on the palate and falls further with the surprisingly short finish, which is a bit of a shame overall. There would have been potential for more.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Phenolic smoke, campfire, malt, salt, vanilla, peach, banana, pear, chocolate, alcohol cools the nose slightly.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Spicy and soft, slightly smoke, toasted wood, malt, light fruit (pear)
    • Finish
      75 75
      Departure rather short, light smoke, light fruit, alcohol reasonably integrated.

  5. eddi14 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    nice and smooth, with pear and sweet peat
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. AdamsB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Connemara is one of the few Irish whiskeys made from barley malt
    • Nose
      80 80
      Barley malt, peat, oak, soil, hay, honey
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sea breeze, barley malt, peat, oak, soil, hay, honey, vanilla, oranges, raisins
    • Finish
      78 78
      Peat, roasted oak, vanilla,

  8. berarith73 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  9. face scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. GJR scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
      Very soft, almost no smokiness
    • Taste
      80 80
      Extremely easy, simple, smokiness comes out a bit more
    • Finish
      76 76
      Continuation only with a sour undertone.

  11. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  12. Tim-R scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Superb whiskey for a low price
    • Nose
      75 75
      Light smokey
    • Taste
      80 80
      Smokey and sweet
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium and soft and sweet

  13. coldsun scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is peaty, with notes of citruses and fruits and copper pot distilled whiskey.
    Taste has notes of fresh fruits, flowers, citruses and peat at the end. Finish is light and peaty.

  14. Adamos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    probably only peated irish whiskey so far , well done Eire!
    • Nose
      peat smoke and some dry fruits and fresh fruits, vhint of vanila and flowers 
    • Taste
      peat and fruitty with slight oakiness
    • Finish
      smokey , sweet smooth peat

  15. Adamos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    it was my first peated whiksy, not islay like most of peaple deas but this one !

    It's smoothly peated Irish whiskey, very nice in taste and smell , a way smoother than scotch, 

    one of my favourite Irish Whiksey

    i like this low fatty green bottles
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Erwin 1971Y scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. Markie81 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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