Connemara Distillers Edition

Peated Single Malt

Connemara // Ireland

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3 out of 5 stars
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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 in the 1990's, reviving a once fine tradition of peating barley. Connemara Distillers Edition was matured in bourbon casks and finished in Oloroso sherry casks. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.

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  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, finished in sherry

Tasting Notes

"A reference when it comes to peated Irish whiskeys delivering a surprisingly smooth nose with fresh notes of eucalyptus, heather honey and plenty of earthy notes. Meanwhile, the palate offers a rich oily texture with hot spices, cooked peaches, juicy apples and those same earthy/peaty/smoky aromas. The finish is lingering with more spices and treacle."

Score 82

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