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Connemara Original

Category Single Malt from Ireland
Details Details
Distillery
District Ireland
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Peated Single Malt
Bottled 19.11.2014
Strength 40.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L14121
Barcode 5099357002305
Price 21.44$ 23.37£ 18.01
Colored Chillfiltered
Added 18 Oct 2014 3:48 pm by RoyalScotsman
jankes Review note
about a day ago
jankes gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78
Nose
78
Initial taste
79
Body
78
Finish
78
Price
79
Presentation
79
Fight65 Review note
less than a month ago
Fight65 gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
81
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
82
Presentation
80
markjedi1 Note
about a month ago
markjedi1 gave this whisky 80 points

Batch Variation

Since Beam took over Cooley several years ago, Connemara was put in new livery, but the typical shape of the bottle was kept (contrary to, for example, Kilbeggan). The Peated Single Malt, sometimes referred to as ‘The Smokey One’, now got the mention ‘Original’ on the label, but the recepy of this double distilled, peated irish whiskey remained the unchanged.

The nose is pleasantly smoky with loads of vanilla, apple juice, banana peel and a surprising hint of white chocolate. A little bit of seaweeds and some mild ashes appear. This reminds me briefly (very briefly, mind you) of young Caol Ila. Some pencil shavings and almonds make it rather pleasant.

Unfortunately the body is quite flat and it is completely devoid of spiciness. First I get some sweet and sour fruit (think agrums), before some smoke develops. Reminds me a bit of smoked bacon now. Quite nice, despite being very light.

In the medium long finish it finally shows some spices.

It is better than I remember from previous releases, but it is still not a grand whiskey. Thank the Maker for batch variation!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
maltdude Tasting note
a couple of months ago
maltdude gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Citrus fruits, pears, apples (if you ever smelled squeezed apples in the fruit juice production, you know what I mean), aromatic peat smoke, grass, maritime air, bloomy.

Taste

Honey, peat smoke, spiciness, gras. A silky mouthfeel. Light and smooth.

Finish

Short finish with the leftovers of the peat smoke and a little sweetness.

Comments

An easy to drink dram and maybe a good one to start with peated single malt whiskies. Does not ask to much of the connoisseur.

lincolnimp Note
less than a year ago

KOQ24 bearing in mind how shit you have rated this bottle how the hell can you give the price score as 100?????

If it is that bad how can it be considered value for money?



KOQ24 Review note
less than a year ago
KOQ24 gave this whisky 47 points

Nose:
wet Cardboard,Smoke,Honey,malty,herbal

Taste:
-Herbs,Honey,Smoke,light Pepper

Finish:
-soft,dry

O:
Pretty boring, even for an NAS.

Weighted Rate
47
Nose
45
Initial taste
60
Body
20
Finish
40
Price
100
Presentation
40
Dre73 Review note
less than a year ago
Dre73 gave this whisky 79 points

Bij een 'peated' verwacht je in ieder geval toch een nadrukkelijke aanwezigheid van ehh, turf. Maar al in de geur heel lichtjes, en ook in de smaak nauwelijks aanwezig. Sowieso lichte geur en smaak, weinig karakter. Wat fruitig en zoet, geen 'last' van alchol. Oftewel, eenvoudige en makkelijke whisky voor de ongeoefende drinker. Voor ervaren 'turf' liefhebbers heeft deze whisky in mijn ogen niet veel te bieden.

Weighted Rate
79
Nose
80
Initial taste
79
Body
78
Finish
78
Price
79
Presentation
79
Dre73 Tasting note
less than a year ago
Dre73 gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

heel licht turf, citrus, limoen, peer. Beetje honing. Vleugje leer. Lichte geur, na een tijdje ook rubber, soort van garagelucht...

Taste

Licht, vlakjes, weinig karakter. Zoet, vanille, amandel. Maar heel licht turf.

Finish

Kort, wat bitter, Licht turf.

Comments

Voor een 'peated' heeft ie verrassend weinig turf (zowel in geur als smaak). Ook geen enkele prikkeling van alcohol, weinig karakter. Hele makkelijke (instap)whisky.

WhiteEagle Review note
less than a year ago
WhiteEagle gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78
Nose
74
Initial taste
72
Body
80
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
80
'Always carry a flagon of Whisky in case of a snakebite, and, furthermore, always carry a small snake.'
WhiteEagle Tasting note
less than a year ago
WhiteEagle gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Der kommt recht weich daher, Rauch ist da, nicht extrem aber sehr aromatisch. Kräuer, viel Grüner Apfel, im Hintergrund kann man etwas Vanille oder Honig finden, vielleicht auch etwas Eiche. 

Gute Nase, aber ziemlich eindimensional....

Taste

Sehr weiches Mundgefühl, etwas mehr % würden dem sicher gut tun. Tolle Süße, Speichelflussanregend, Torfrauch liegt über allem. 


Finish

Die anfängliche Süße verschwindet recht schnell und was bleibt ist der kräuterige, aromatische Torfrauch.

Keine Bitterkeit und kein Alkohol spürbar.
Comments

Die Nase kommt recht lasch daher. - Im Mund wird er wesentlich besser.

Etwas eindimensional - vielleicht werde ich mal den 12 Jährigen verkosten. 
'Always carry a flagon of Whisky in case of a snakebite, and, furthermore, always carry a small snake.'
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Overall rating All versions
112 member votes
79.60
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
76.58
Nose - Aroma
77.09
Initial taste
76.55
Body
73.82
Finish
75.73
Price
83.91
Presentation
75.55
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