Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey


12 Year Old Peated Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)

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Connemara 12 Peated Irish Whiskey is a premium Islay Single Malt born on the wrong side of town.  
If you look at a map of Ireland, you will see a tip of land pointing out as the western-most point—that’s the district of Connemara. The Cooley Distillery is on the other side of the country, but that’s where they make Connemara Whiskey these days, alongside Kilbeggan, Tryconnell, 2 Gingers, and a few other Irish gems. 
Cooley has won more than three hundred awards since they consolidated operations there in 1985. Shieeeeet. Pretty impressive, don’t you think? They market all of their products under the master brand of Kilbeggan
Connemara is different… REALLY different. It says “Irish Whiskey” right up front on the label, but it is not what you expect. Sure, it’s a Whiskey and it’s made in Ireland. But Connemara is a Single Malt, where most Irish Whiskies are a grain mixture. And all Connemara Whiskies are peated. Now look at that map of Ireland again. The Connemara is made closer to Islay Scotland—just across the Irish sea. And that is what it tastes like.
The good folks at Cooley Distillery have crafted a premium, peated Single Malt Whiskey that you would swear comes from across the sea. So, is Connemara 12 an Irish Whiskey? Legally yes, to your taste buds maybe, but what matters is that if you enjoy high-end Bowmore or Laphroaig, you should consider this troublemaker too. Need another reason? Connemara has probably won more awards than the Scotches we're comparing it to! 

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    Single Malt Whiskey
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  • Age
    12 Year Old

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lemon peel
What does Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Irish Coffee was actually invented in San Francisco, not Ireland. Anyways, here is the recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey Heavy cream, slightly whipped

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey Gold 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lemon, D’anjou pear, oily peat, and cream  
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Nicely sweet with wet peat and crème brûlée by a beach campfire
Light with a bit of vanilla, smoked nutmeg, and hazelnut

Flavour Spiral
smoky, peaty, sweet, vanilla, honey, lemon peel, oily, pear, nutmeg
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent example of a slightly smokey and smooth 12 year single malt! A must have!
Smoky, sweet. Short finish.
Peated Irish whiskey. A treat.
I have no words to do justice to how much I love this whisky
Great taste every manner …
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