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

Connemara
12 Year Old Peated Whiskey
Reviews and 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.
 
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$75.99
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Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey is adored for its smoky, vanilla cream, lemon peel and sweet flavor notes.

This Irish Whiskey is carefully distilled at Cooley distillery, Ireland.

Based on 358 votes, the average rating for Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey is 7/10.

Top reviews for Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey:

— A whole new world! This is unlike any whiskey I’ve ever tasted. I love Irish whiskey but this is like sipping an Irish whiskey next to a good campfire. It was incredible. I loved it

— Very Peaty and smooth.

— Excellent example of a slightly smokey and smooth 12 year single malt! A must have!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)


7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey
Scott
Scott,
This is shocking...I'm not a fan of peat normally but really liking this one. Super smooth. Peat & smoke on the front with sweetness lingering.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
My first exposure to a pleated whiskey and overall was decent. I doubt I’d order a bottle but a nice exposure in the fighting Irish tasting pack
 
Mark
Mark,
Reminds me of some of my favorite speyside scotches (Aberlour, Balvenie, Cragganmore)
 
Steven
Steven,
Smooth with a distinct smokiness that is pleasant change, very nice finish with the peat lingering.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Terrific smoke that lasts on the palette. Not an everyday drink, but perfect for when you want to change it up a bit.
 
guest
guest,
This one was smooth. It had no bite to it but the taste was very different. It went down well just had an interesting taste.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Holy cow
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I enjoyed this, but the flavor is very powerful. This Irish whisky is as close to you can get to an Islay Scotch. Lots of smoke but not overpowering. The wood flavors are assertive too. You definitely need to rinse the glass in between tasting other types as it is strong. With the right food it is an amazing slow sipper, but it’s not the type I could continue to sip on all evening. It is very expressive and I appreciate it for that.
 
Jody
Jody,
I just don't like peated whiskey.
 
alexey
alexey,
Pleasantly peaty with some sweat and vanilla notes. Aftertaste is rather short. Quite enjoyable
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Too peaty for me but I can appreciate it.
 
Ross
Ross,
Not my flavor. Smooth, too oily for my blood.
 
Clay
Clay,
This was the first peated whiskey I tried a couple of years ago. Still one of my favorites. Love the smoke and strong peat.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Great smoke and peaty whiskey
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Too much peat for me, other than that it was decent nothing special.
 
Zack
Zack,
Fantastic flavor. The smoke feels strong but there’s distinction in what follows. Almost reminds me of a Johnny Walker Blue Label but not quite as smooth, which isn’t a bad thing. This’ll be a go-to in the future.
 
Catherine
Catherine,
I liked the Smokey after taste
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Very peat heavy. Almost too close to Scotch. Not so much a fan of Scotch.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A whole new world! This is unlike any whiskey I’ve ever tasted. I love Irish whiskey but this is like sipping an Irish whiskey next to a good campfire. It was incredible. I loved it
 
Duane
Duane,
Awful.
 
Scott
Scott,
Didn't like this one. Flavor and after taste not for me.
 
Shant
Shant,
On the nose, it has a slight smokey scent with hints of vanilla. As for taste, the peat/smoke comes through but it is not overly powering. However, if you are not a fan of peated whisk(e)y, you should still stay clear of this one.
 
stephen
stephen,
I'm keeping the bottle i have incase i get shot and i have to clean the wound !!!!!
 
Martin
Martin,
Initial nosing didn’t reveal overpowering peaty/smoke smell that was expected. More so a slight lemon, splash of vanilla followed by a small amount of peat/smoke. A bit of a bite at the beginning, then the slight smoke and peat came through. A splash of water opened the flavors up a bit and mellowed it out. Small peat and smoke aftertaste. This is a good introduction to those who want to try a bit of smoke/peat but don’t want it to be overpowering.
 
Dan
Dan,
I'm not a fan of peat, but this is good. Taste of peat not overpowering. Finish was oily till cut with a dram of water, then the nutmeg finish came out
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Tastes like shit in a shoe
 
Guillermo
Guillermo,
Sweet, honey, Smokey, peaty. Smooth entrance but it goes down a bit strong. I like it, it’s not bad.
 
Michael
Michael,
Light smooth and peaty - perfect for a summer dram and definitely worth a bottle.
 
Alex
Alex,
Smooth and fruity for a Scotch-style whisky. A unique kind of smoke narrative. Much less punchy than other scotch-whisky.
 
Jarrod
Jarrod,
Very smooth with great smoke and peat that does not completely overpower the taste.
 
Mark
Mark,
So smooth and perfect
 
Robert
Robert,
a much more subdued peat smoke overtone than most Scotches I have ever tasted, worth adding to the cabinet
 
Bryan
Bryan,
This is an earthy Irish Wisky that is ok but not my favorite.
 
David
David,
Very peaty and smoky, maybe too much, not my favorite.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A nice peaty flavor but no match for a good peated scotch.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
I liked it...had a good flavor to it...might have to try a bottle to taste more of it
 
Todd
Todd,
Very Peaty and smooth.
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Good dram!! Some sweet notes at the start, as most Irish Whiskey's do... But this follows with a nice touch of smoke. Nice balance!
 
Justin
Justin,
Too peaty
 
Jason
Jason,
Such a great smoke flavour from such a smooth Irish whiskey. Not harsh at all with a very slight hint of sweetness.
 
James
James,
Too much peat fore
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Not quite as distinct as an Islay peat but a decent sipping whiskey.
 
Antonio
Antonio,
Not for those weary of peat. Beautiful Yin and Yang of mildly sweet notes with a strong peat crescendo that lasts.
 
Barry
Barry,
A unique whiskey for Ireland... peat done right, not overwhelming smokiness, sweet front end, mellow vanilla, short finish... excellent
 
Deja
Deja,
Peaty.
 
Virgil
Virgil,
Excellent example of a slightly smokey and smooth 12 year single malt! A must have!
 
Lindsey
Lindsey,
Smoky, sweet. Short finish.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Peated Irish whiskey. A treat.
 
guest
guest,
I have no words to do justice to how much I love this whisky
 
guest
guest,
Great taste every manner …
 
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