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Connemara Original Peated Single Malt

Peated Single Malt — Ireland

Tasted February 20, 2021
3.5
3.5 out of 5 stars
Better than some Scotch. This whiskey is nicely done. Peat bops you the nose on every sip, velvet smokey honey coat the palate nicely and a long chard oak after taste lingers for some time. A lot more peat and smoke than I was expecting for an Irish, but a rich and heavy single malt body to support the peat smoke flavors. Could be an everyday drinker for a peat head. Surprised on the low rating, as I believe this can best a lot of Scotch offerings of peat. Would be great around a campfire or a cold winter night and a heavy meal.
45.0 USD per Bottle
Binny's Beverage Depot - Des Plaines
  • Ctrexman
    February 25, 2021

    Finally bought this. It is very tasty and easily a solid purchase in the Irish realm.

  • CKarmios
    February 22, 2021

    Good review. You’re right, it does taste closer to a Highland light peat scotch. One reason could be that it is only double-distilled instead of the ‘expected’ Irish triple; another that they get their peat from Scotland, instead of locally. @Ctrexman you might find it a bit one-dimensional but still enjoyable and the price is good too.

  • Ctrexman
    February 21, 2021

    Nice review. i havent had this yet but am going to purchase very soon with many favorable posts