Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey
  • Category Irish Whiskey
  • Country Ireland
  • Distillery Cooley
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • vanilla cream
  • lemon peel
  • sweet
  • hazelnuts
  • honey
  • oily
  • nutmeg
  • pear

Connemara

12 Year Old Peated Whiskey (0.7l, 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 Whiskeys are a grain mixture. And all Connemara Whiskeys 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! 

  • Category Irish Whiskey
  • Country Ireland
  • Distillery Cooley
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
 
Finish 
Light with a bit of vanilla, smoked nutmeg, and hazelnut.
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  • smoky
  • vanilla cream
  • lemon peel
  • sweet
  • hazelnuts
  • honey
  • oily
  • nutmeg
  • pear
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
All Whiskey from Cooley matures in ex-Bourbon casks, other than their special finished Whiskeys like Tyrconnell Port, or their Madeira, or Sherry finishes, like the new Connemara Single Malt Sherry Finish.
Whiskey producers lose on average about 2% of their stock a year to angels' share. For Jameson, the biggest one of the Irish Whiskey brands, it means 29 thousand bottles going into the air (literally) every day!
Locke’s, Tyrconnell and Kilbeggan were all historic brands that Cooley brought back to life.
Irish Whiskey has many varieties: grain Whiskey, malted barley pot-still-distilled, and ‘pure pot-still’ (or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known). Then there is Poitin, one of the first Spirits ever made.
Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
All Whiskey from Cooley matures in ex-Bourbon casks, other than their special finished Whiskeys like Tyrconnell Port, or their Madeira, or Sherry finishes, like the new Connemara Single Malt Sherry Finish.
Whiskey producers lose on average about 2% of their stock a year to angels' share. For Jameson, the biggest one of the Irish Whiskey brands, it means 29 thousand bottles going into the air (literally) every day!
Locke’s, Tyrconnell and Kilbeggan were all historic brands that Cooley brought back to life.
Irish Whiskey has many varieties: grain Whiskey, malted barley pot-still-distilled, and ‘pure pot-still’ (or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known). Then there is Poitin, one of the first Spirits ever made.
Irish Coffee recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey, heavy cream - slightly whipped.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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