Connemara Peated

Connemara Peated

(0.75l, 40%)


6.5/10
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$43.99
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Peat is all about Islay? Drink again. Here’s a peated Irishman!
 
Connemara (named for the area in Ireland) is the name given to peated spirit made at Cooley Distillery in Dundalk. It is double-distilled in the Scottish style. As with Cooley's other Whiskeys, they are matured at the Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan. Connemara is Ireland's only peated Whiskey currently on the market, although in centuries past smoky Irish Whiskeys would have been more common.
 
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Connemara is also famous for a beautiful green marble mined in the region, it is considered a national gem.
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Bourbon barrel

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smoky
honey
peaty
oak
vanilla
floral
fire
sweet
fruit
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Irish Whiskey became the most prominent Whiskey and most popular spirit in the 19th century because of the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Lightly golden.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet gentle peatiness, floral (violet) with hints of honey, hazelnut and oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth honey sweet start, followed by malt and fruits with vanilla oak notes and fresh peat.
 
Finish
Lengthy, quite sophisticated, golden honey finish, peat with hints of chocolate, vanilla and oak.
 
Comment
A very tasty introduction to peated Whiskeys.

Flavor spiral
Smoky, peaty, honey, oak, vanilla, sweet, floral, fruit, fire.

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Ratings & Reviews
guest
guest,
Peat forward.
 
guest
guest,
Reliable, smoky whiskey. Sweet and soft on the tongue and spicy in the throat.
 
Robert
Robert,
Nice Smokey flavor off the nose.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Great for after dinner.
 
Tyson
Tyson,
The fire bite is a bit much for me. Not like it’s undrinkable, just not relaxing.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I dislike peat or smoke flavors, but this one was actually mild on the peat so I did somewhat enjoy it. The other flavors are noticeable so it has some complexity. Take my 6 stars with a grain of salt as peat lovers would likely rate this higher.
 
David
David,
This is absolutely the most drinkable peated whiskey we've ever tried, and we love smokey scotch and whiskeys. Absolutely a winner!
 
Brian
Brian,
I'm normally not a peat and smoke fan but I tried this in a tasting box and find I like this one. It's balanced with a little sweet and a little smoke. Smooth with a nice finish. I found myself enjoying it both neat and with a cube or two of ice.
 
Jarred
Jarred,
Love it. Nice light smoke, easy drinking.
 
Deven
Deven,
I just don’t like it
 
Mark
Mark,
Nice easy drink with slight Smokey taste
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Smoke and peat. Vanilla. Floral.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Sweet & peat. Two great tastes that go gr- Oh, you know...
 
Tim
Tim,
Surprisingly differed! Typically don’t like prayed but enjoyed this very much! Needs more aging!
 
Zane
Zane,
A truly delicious sipper. For my money, I'd rather have this over Laphroaig or Ardbeg. Give it a try!
 
ANN
ANN,
I love it. The peatier the better. Every whiskey drinker who is invited to try it is astounded. I won't say all love it as I do but they certainly are not bored by its taste
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Holy peat, Batman! Smoke and peat are obvious flavors. Nutty, hazelnut and vanilla. Fire and smoke. Made me feel like a fire breathing dragon.
 
Chris
Chris,
Delicious. Nice balance. Smooth finish. Peaty deliciousness.
 
Robin
Robin,
Sweet and smooth. Me and the wife likes it.
 
John
John,
Very peaty
 
arne
arne,
Curious mix of honey and peat. It’s alright
 
Tracy
Tracy,
I truly enjoyed it. It was very smooth. You can clearly taste the quality!
 
Sei-IS
Sei-IS,
I am biased, this is my favorite whiskey... full stop. Don't get me wrong I have tasted some great whiskeys that I would say are tastier with greater depth or deeper color or peatier but since drinking this for the first time in 1999 after finding it in a hotel bar in Brussels there is always a bottle of Connemara on my shelf. For me this is just the right amount of smoke, the subtle flowers and honey on the finish. The definition of Irish whiskey for me against which others are judged :)
 
Charles
Charles,
Was so surprised with this one, NAS Irish. Would definitely buy again, this is great value for money. The usual Irish green fruits but with just the right amount of peat to say "hay I'm around" but not to dominate. If you see it take a punt..... price is 35-40usd
 
Felicia
Felicia,
Loved the smokey peated taste, not too smokey, just right. Now one of my favorite Irish whiskeys.
 
Gert
Gert,
Surprisingly tasty, the peat/smokiness doesn’t overwhelm the rest of it, will be buying a big bottle if I can!
 
Uldis
Uldis,
I like Irish whiskeys but this is completley different - tastes like Skoch. Peated and smoked.
 
Gary
Gary,
Nice smokey taste but still has a small kick as it goes down
 
Owen
Owen,
Peat😍
 
Brian
Brian,
The smoke, peat and oak overpower from the pour to the after taste. Hints of vanilla and honey but not enough.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Irish Single Malt Whiskey with a rich birth; while a smooth life leads to a long & elegant death.
 
Dave
Dave,
Smokey but not overbearing. Vanilla flavours with a fiery aftertaste.
 
Uffe
Uffe,
I absolutely love it. I have always liked Irish Whiskeys, but in its simplicity, the Peated Connemara absolutely nails it. It is easy to drink, but still ever so tasteful.
 
Kaleb
Kaleb,
I enjoyed the Smokey flavor tasted similar to Laguvalin.
 
Scott
Scott,
I do not like peated whiskey. Tasted burnt
 
Jonny
Jonny,
I discovered I do not like peated whiskey. I had a strong smokey, and almost burnt taste, which was unpleasant. The aroma was also unpleasant for me.
 
Erik
Erik,
Smooth and peated.
 
Steve
Steve,
Clean like any other Irish whiskey, but has a pleasant smoky peat, not a harsh peat like other peated Scottish whiskies. The next step up from this is the Conemara Cask Strength Peated - even better!
 
Jack
Jack,
As an Irish whiskey lover and a guy trying to get into scotch, this was pretty pleasant.
 
Justin
Justin,
I love peat/smoke flavor in my whiskey and this is one of the few options when it comes to Irish whiskey. Not as smokey as some of the Islay scotches, but not for those who don't like peat.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth and mild for a peated whiskey.
 
Brittany
Brittany,
Don’t like pleated whiskey.
 
Mary
Mary,
I love Irish whiskeys, but smoke and peat tones were too strong for me in this dram. The smell was so chemical, it assaulted my nose before I even tasted it. Taste was akin to a cleaner rather than a cocktail. My husband tried as well and agreed with a shake of his head. Not for our bar.
 
Kirk
Kirk,
An obviously peated whiskey with a smoky after flavor. This is a whiskey that each drinker will have to find their own way of sipping (neat, with water, etc). Would go very well with a sweet dessert.
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Love the peat and earthy flavors. Surprisingly amazing!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Received in a sample box. Peaty and floral aroma. Starts sweet, which passes very quickly into a Peaty Oak flavor. Not too overwhelming. Good intro into peaty smokey whisky. I have a bottle of Laphroaig which compared to this is like getting punched in the face
 
Brady
Brady,
To start, I'm a fan of peaty Whisky. This Whiskey satisfies that flavor, but goes another step: it's so juicy. The peat hits and what follows is a huge, flavorful, lush, sweetness, yet with the familiar smoky heat. Very unique and exciting! Honestly a new favorite.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Good peated whiskey. Definitely should try if you're a fan of peat.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Tried it in the Irish tasting box. Really enjoyed it. For me, I thought it had just the right amount of peat taste...which was a slight hint. I don't tend to go for extremely peated whiskeys so this was a nice balance for me.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
100% Peaty from start to finish. If that’s what you like you like this. Not really my type.
 
Gwyn
Gwyn,
Smoke flavor was overpowering for me
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Smells of peat and oak, but the peat isn’t so pronounced in the flavor. It’s more of an undertone. Vanilla and honey notes with a medicinal and fiery finish. I’m not usually a big peat fan but this isn’t too bad.
 
Logan
Logan,
For someone that doesn’t like too much smoke, I though the sweetness and fruit flavors balanced it fairly well. Was expecting to hate it and was pleasantly surprised.
 
Lewis
Lewis,
A lovely example of the form, with the smoke twist. Minerality, light smoke, easy drinking.
 
Tiffany
Tiffany,
Smelled like some kind of medicine. Smooth but bitter.
 
Taysha
Taysha,
It smelled and tasted like my grandmothers petroleum based sav. Not good
 
Mark
Mark,
Peated Irish. I definitely enjoyed a little peat in the Irish Whiskey smoothness
 
Michael
Michael,
Nose had honey sweetness, along with notes of heather and a slight wood-smoke tang. Flavors are very sweet up front, honey and apple-like fruits. Peat smoke comes in soon after, but in a 'rounder,' more gradual way than is often seen in peated Islay Scotch Whisky. Finish is long and bitter-sweet with backing notes of dry wood and smoke. All around a very solid whiskey; not super complex but an interesting choice especially for a drinker who likes a bit of peat smoke but finds many peated Scotches too overbearing, or as a portal into peat flavors for a neophyte.
 
John
John,
A little too peaty for me. Almost like Irish Glenfiddich.
 
Ron
Ron,
Quite peated and lots of wet smoke flavor. Still drinkable since it's not as harshly peated as an Islay, but definitely not something I enjoy. For reference, Highland Park 12 is about as far as I will go for peat smoke.
 
guest
guest,
Sehr torfig, medizinischer Touch, Nase hat mir nicht zugesagt, Geschmack nicht wirklich genießbar. Wien, 5/18
 
Audra
Audra,
Although I have limited experience with peated whiskey, I currently hold the belief that I do not like it. I could barely get by the smell. When I did there were some redeeming flavor notes, which did not include the peat.
 
Leonard
Leonard,
Gah, this stuff was awful. Couldn't get past the astringent smell of standing in a smoky campfire. Taste was just as bad. If you like peat... then this may be for you as it was smooth even if I hated the flavor profile. I do like scotch... but not this peaty.
 
David
David,
Sweet, smokey. All the things I like in Scotch, found in an Irish Whisky.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I loved the flavor and smoothness of it.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Too much peat and ash for my taste
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I loved the peaty, yet smokiness of the taste, one to remember...
 
Richard
Richard,
Absolutely love it,love the smooth peaty taste with the smokey hint,great stuff
 
CJ
CJ,
Easy and smooth peaty start that grows milder through out. Interesting Irish. Good starter for an introduction to peat.
 
Darrel
Darrel,
smooth, peaty nose and slightly peat flavor. Nice change from usual Irish.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
My first peat and my last, simply just not for me, still a very interesting experience that all should try
Aljaz
Aljaz,
Nathan, just give peat a chance. Don't give up on it :)
Michael
Michael,
Its a good smoky whiskey - worth it - but buy the 12 year peated Connemara.
 
Ats
Ats,
Perhaps my thoughts are a bit skewed, as this is a nostalgic one for me from back when I moved to Ireland with no money (and spent the little I had on a bottle of Connemara), but it's a lovely whiskey nonetheless. The nose brings a dying campfire into mind, along with the faint smell of burnt marshmallow - smoky, but with a sweetness to it. Taste clears the smoke out a bit, but a fair amount of it is still there along with a bit sweeter notes of barley and a reminder of the salty air by the sea. Finish is the only draw-back for me, as it simply falls a bit short - the peaty taste will linger for a while, but there's no complexity beyond that. All in all, worth a try - worst case scenario, you've got an 'average' for less than 30€.
 
Brett
Brett,
Very smoky and heavy pest smell and flavor. A bit spicy but not overpowering. The smoke and peat is what you’ll notice the most.
 
Andy
Andy,
First peated whiskey that I liked. Very smooth finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smoky. A good whiskey
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Too smoky for sipping for me.
 
Matt
Matt,
I just do not get the appeal of peated whiskey; it’s like drinking smoke.
 
Eric
Eric,
I’m a fan of peat, so I really enjoyed this one!
 
Aljaz
Aljaz,
Not bad, not bad at all. The taste was a real surprise!
 
Jure
Jure,
Very nice, didn't expect peat from Irish!
 
JUSTIN
JUSTIN,
Not a fan of the peat. It's a very smooth whiskey.
 
Ty
Ty,
Nice approachable peat. Beautiful sweet honey. I would say this is more a of scotch lovers dram, which I am. I would compare this favorably with Port Charlotte Heavily Peated as a good reference point (which I ironically don't find to be that heavily peated compared to most Islay scotch).
 
Peyton
Peyton,
Great Peaty-Smokey Nose, Vanilla-Peat-Oaky Body. with Honey Notes. Present smooth Floral Finish.
 
Martin
Martin,
If you like an interesting peat taste then you may like this one. The peat is not terribly overwhelming. Not really what I enjoy.
 
Hansen
Hansen,
interesting, one of only a few drinks that I got from flaviar that i actually not fond of. yet, it is indeed drinkable for summer night.
 
Paul
Paul,
I really liked the smoked peated flavor this whiskey had. It was very smooth and had a nice vanilla finish.
 
Mike
Mike,
Too floral for me personally. Felt like I was drinking a pureed rose with a hint of tulips lol. Usually a Jameson drinker so you can gauge my flavor profile.
 
HOlger
HOlger,
Sehr schön zu einer guten Gitarre
 
james
james,
did not like it too much. tasted like a mud pie my sister used to make when we were kids
 
David
David,
Not a terrible whiskey, but not what I was expecting from a Irish Whiskey. The peat threw me off. But, if you go into it wanting to taste scotch, you'll like it.
 
Charles
Charles,
didn't like the peat taste at all. I don't know what peat is but it made the whiskey taste like the peat moss I use in my garden.
 
Larry
Larry,
Love the peat and scotch aspect. Joined as one of my favorites
 
Beth
Beth,
This is too much like scotch for my taste but it does have a nicer aftertaste - smoother and sweeter, can definitely taste the honey, which makes it more drinkable for me.
 
guest
guest,
Smoother than expected with a nice peat taste that resonates long after each sip.
 
David
David,
Loved the flavor, good finish, and for a peated whiskey it wasn't completely brutal as others.
 
guest
guest,
The best irish peated single malt
 
Caleb
Caleb,
I enjoy peated Scotches, decided to give this a go. I was pleasantly surprised. It is worth giving it a test.
 
Byron
Byron,
Delightfully peaty with a relatively mellow finish.
 
Justin
Justin,
Excellent peated whiskey. Can sit-in for a scotch in my glass anyday.
 
Cedric
Cedric,
By far my favorite irish that I can regularly buy.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
My first peated whisky and it's not even Scotch! Lots of smoke and peat with a hint of sweetness.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
I couldn't get it past my nose. Extreme chemical smell. Not sure if it was bad.
 
AARON
AARON,
Peaty and light
 
Ladislav
Ladislav,
This might just be my favourite whiskey! I thought peat wasn't my thing, but this one proved me wrong.
 
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