Clontarf Single Malt

70cl / 40%
  • Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Clontarf Single Malt
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A charcoal-mellowed single malt from a mystery Irish distillery, this is a very popular dram due to its smoothness and light, mellow palate.

Clontarf Single Malt Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Jim Murray

    Nose: Sharp, grassy maltiness and a touch salty. Full of character.

    Taste: Ultra malty start, rich textured and mouthwateringly in the Clontarf style.

    Finish: Varying shades of malt, then a late oaky complexity.

    Comments: A deceptively distinguished malt that offers more complexity than first meets the eye.

15 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    13 April 2016

    You can do well at this price in Irish whiskey, but they have recently sneaked in a couple of stinkers we won't mention. Clontarf is head and shoulders above the fray and for the money it is in my top five whiskey values. As pleasant a surprise as Elijah Craig 12 is to bourbon. Give it a go. Putting my finger on it I get hazelnut after a clean nose. Understated vanilla lingers through the finish. Can't lose.

  • 4
    2 January 2015

    This is an excellent single malt for the cost and fares better without ice

  • 4
    25 December 2014

    Eexcellent absolutely first class one I shall buy in the future

  • Joe Williamson 18 March 2012

    I bought this fine single malt because of the price and the fact it came recommended. I was going to use it for mixing with ginger ale. After sampling it, I have decided it is now my Irish Whiskey for sipping as well. Luckily, there is a source where I live who currently have a nice supply so I will purchase as much as I can and be happy for a long time!! Joe W. March 18th, 2012

  • Elaine 19 October 2011

    At first sniff, it smells sweet. This is before the first taste which is like liquid liquorice. At second taste, I get chocolate. Not at all harsh, no burn but a smooth caramel sweetness that makes you smile with pleasure as it slips down. Be selfish with this single malt, be very selfish indeed.

  • Alex in Mtl 5 September 2011

    Very good taste for the price, go buy it now

  • Rick in Vermont 25 May 2011

    I can find nothing wrong with the single malt except it isn't available ANYWHERE in the US. I even called the distributor who told me it is no longer being imported. Total bummer!

  • Adam 14 February 2011

    A bit too easy on the palate; the bottle hasn't lasted very long at all. I write this review as I order my next bottle.

  • Danny Hughes 20 January 2011

    I tried a bottle of Clontarf with high expectations, but was disappointed. It is smooth and, a touch creamy and there is a little smoke, but it seems unbalanced. The various elements of flavor clash and disappear quickly with virtually no finish.

  • Anonymous 31 August 2010

    the best single malt I ever tasted

  • David Brown 22 July 2010

    Absolutely superb. Smooth and delicious

  • Mark ( 12 November 2009

    Very smooth indeed! I believe this dram has been neglected for a very long time and is underappreciated. I enjoyed it thouroughly!

  • Alan 28 October 2008

    very smooth, malty whiskey. the vanilla is an obvious taste but isnt overpowering. goes down very well

  • Anonymous 8 February 2008

    one of the best single malts i've ever tasted, slightly vanilla taste from the bourbon barrels, love it. brian lumley, essex england

  • Moshe Ginz 21 January 2008

    I like this Clontarf Single Malt Whiskey. Where can I buy it in Toronto, Canada? Yours,Moshe