Connemara Turf Mór
Peated Single Malt
Connemara // Ireland
Now part of Beam Suntory, Connemara is the peated expression of the Cooley distillery in the North-East of Ireland. While many whiskeys in Ireland are triple distilled, Cooley opted for a double distillation only. Some say Cooley is the Irish answer to Islay in Scotland and for sure Turf Mór Small Batch plays in the heavily peated category, at more than 50 ppm.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"After a first kick of peat on the nose, this whiskey becomes more complex and displays more apples and pears. Almost cidery on the palate, this is a medium weighted whiskey that is very fruity and peated at the same time. Smooth on the palate even at nearly 60% ABV, it is quite pleasant. After a second sip, more flavours are cutting through, like vanilla and dry tobacco leaves, along with the initial pear/apple and peat. Somehow this is a Janus whiskey, always balancing between the two sides of its profile, smooth and peated. "