Review: Connemara

ConnemaraConnemara Peated Irish Whisky – 40% ABV

Info: “Inspired by Ireland’s ancient distilling traditions, Connemara’s smooth sweet malt taste and complex peat flavours makes it a truly unique Irish whiskey. Connemara is the most decorated Irish whiskey with a huge collection of Gold Medals and has been honoured as the ‘Worlds Best Irish Single Malt’. ”
Colour: Orangey carmalelly gold.
Nose: Caramel sweet barley with light peat. Slight wine tones. Beefy, flinty, metallic, minerally.
Palate: Light filtered oils cover your mouth with caramel toffee barley and gentle peat.
Finish: Slightly spiced, gently sweet and fairly long.
Thoughts: NAS (that I can see anyway). I have to admit the first time I had this whisky I didn’t much like it, I didn’t think much at all of it really, possibly because it didn’t match well with what I was also drinking that evening. Tonight I am enjoying it much more, but it’s still not a bottle I’d buy I’m afraid… don’t let me put you off, that’s just my own personal likes and dislikes that would point me elsewhere. It’s a solid peated Irish dram!
Available: The Whisky Exchange – £28.25

Thanks to Connemara for the sample.