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Thought peat was all about Islay? Think (or perhaps that should be 'drink') again. All Islay fans owe it to themselves to check out Connemara from the splendid Cooley distillery.Tasting Notes (3)
Tasting Notes by Simon Difford for Class Magazine
Clear, mid golden amber with polished golden glints.
Sweet barley (touch of barley water) with wafts of peaty smoke, kippers and well baked apple crumble.
Lightly honey sweet, subdued clean rather than sooty smoke with peaty vegetal notes, sweet barley water, light spice and vanilla oak.
Lingering smoke, spicy oak and sweet almonds.
Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky
Honey and lemon, green grapes, skin cream/lotion. Very fresh on the nose. The peat is in there, but it is all so perfumed, estery, and free of the associations that often appear with peat smoke that it could go unnoticed. Apple crumble, margarine, and a touch of animal hide.
Okay, well the smoke will not go unnoticed on the palate, but it is so clean, and surrounded by floral sweetness, that to compare it to a Scottish whisky would not quite be fair (to either). Peated barley at the heart of the flavours, grassy, and increasingly drying. Oak and almonds.
A unique peated whiskey experience. Very drinkable, even quaff-able, with sweetness, and an interesting summer weeds type of presence. And plenty of peat, but don't expect a peat beast; this is driving-through-the-country window-seat-peat.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Smokey peatiness balanced by heather floralness with hints of honey and oak.
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.
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!.
Connemara can be enjoyed neat or with a little water to release the bouquet.
Only tried Jamison before but this is on a different level very good whisky will enjoy rest of bottle
Bought it for my husband for his 70th birthday because his grandparents came from that area. It’s very smooth very tasty. Really like it.
Still sipping my first glass, and impressed. First thought it was a little thin. Added a teeny drop of water, and the nose becomes very complex, and the flavours start bursting through, and as someone mentioned, seem to develop over time. I am big fan of the Islays and their various levels of smoke, but this one is different again. It combines subtle peat with a some much lighter flowery notes and a hint of sweetness. Most whiskeys and whiskies at this price are very disappointing, but this is a real palate teaser. An absolute bargain.
Pretty darn good; peat is definitely there but it disappears and very smooth after well done
Not overpowering on the Peatiness, pleasantly sweet on the finish. I would buy again.
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