smoky
peaty
sweet
vanilla
honey
lemon peel
oily
pear
nutmeg
Spiral Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey

Connemara

12 Year Old Peated Whiskey

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
 
Finish 
Light with a bit of vanilla, smoked nutmeg, and hazelnut

Flavour Spiral
smoky, peaty, sweet, vanilla, honey, lemon peel, oily, pear, nutmeg
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$71.99
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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! 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Cooley
  • Bottler
    Cooley
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Connemara

12 Year Old Peated Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey
Chris
Peated Irish whiskey. A treat.
anonymous
I have no words to do justice to how much I love this whisky
anonymous
Great taste every manner …
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