Member Reviews and Ratings of Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Whiskey
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.
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
Reminds me of some of my favorite speyside scotches (Aberlour, Balvenie, Cragganmore)
Smooth with a distinct smokiness that is pleasant change, very nice finish with the peat lingering.
Terrific smoke that lasts on the palette. Not an everyday drink, but perfect for when you want to change it up a bit.
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.
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.
I just don't like peated whiskey.
Pleasantly peaty with some sweat and vanilla notes. Aftertaste is rather short. Quite enjoyable
Too peaty for me but I can appreciate it.
Not my flavor. Smooth, too oily for my blood.
This was the first peated whiskey I tried a couple of years ago. Still one of my favorites. Love the smoke and strong peat.
Great smoke and peaty whiskey
Too much peat for me, other than that it was decent nothing special.
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.
I liked the Smokey after taste
Very peat heavy. Almost too close to Scotch. Not so much a fan of Scotch.
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
Didn't like this one. Flavor and after taste not for me.
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.
I'm keeping the bottle i have incase i get shot and i have to clean the wound !!!!!
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.
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
Tastes like shit in a shoe
Sweet, honey, Smokey, peaty. Smooth entrance but it goes down a bit strong. I like it, it’s not bad.
Light smooth and peaty - perfect for a summer dram and definitely worth a bottle.
Smooth and fruity for a Scotch-style whisky. A unique kind of smoke narrative. Much less punchy than other scotch-whisky.
Very smooth with great smoke and peat that does not completely overpower the taste.
So smooth and perfect
a much more subdued peat smoke overtone than most Scotches I have ever tasted, worth adding to the cabinet
This is an earthy Irish Wisky that is ok but not my favorite.
Very peaty and smoky, maybe too much, not my favorite.
A nice peaty flavor but no match for a good peated scotch.
I liked it...had a good flavor to it...might have to try a bottle to taste more of it
Very Peaty and smooth.
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!
Such a great smoke flavour from such a smooth Irish whiskey. Not harsh at all with a very slight hint of sweetness.
Too much peat fore
Not quite as distinct as an Islay peat but a decent sipping whiskey.
Not for those weary of peat. Beautiful Yin and Yang of mildly sweet notes with a strong peat crescendo that lasts.
A unique whiskey for Ireland... peat done right, not overwhelming smokiness, sweet front end, mellow vanilla, short finish... excellent
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