Connemara Cask Strength

Peated Single Malt

Connemara // Ireland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.4
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 85 )

There was a time when peated whiskeys in Ireland were common, particularly on the Atlantic coast where peat bogs are plentiful. That changed in the 19th century when coal arrived. The Cooley Distillery launched Connemara Peated Whiskeys in the 1990's, reviving a once fine tradition of peating barley. Bottled at cask strength and non chill filtered.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    57.9
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-Bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The peat smoke is present on the nose, but really comes alive when a few drops of water are added. Hey, it's close to 116 proof, it's okay to add water. There is a vegetal quality on the nose as well as hay. This is not a sweet whiskey, but there's a just a spoonful of apple butter that makes the medicine go down, in the most delightful way. "

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Full Bodied & Peaty