Connemara Original Peated Single Malt

Peated Single Malt — Ireland

Tasted February 26, 2021
3.5 out of 5 stars
This one has been on my radar for quite a while. Don't see it very often so grabbed it at specs for $45. Poured neat, nose is wintergreen, circus peanuts and just used wet umbrella. There is smoke but not the roaring wood fires of Islay. Its a puff of melted plastic along with some banana and dusty malt. Interesting for sure. Palate lets the smoke breathe a bit more. Its again no heavyweight but a nice complement to the sweet malty sugars and light spice. Barrel notes near end transition to cooling dry finish with the soft peat and honeyed smoky malt lingering. Overall its a restrained experience with the flavors nuanced and subtle. Its easy drinking, approachable and very enjoyable. This is one of the better Irish whiskies Ive had but does not in anyway compete with true smoky scotch nor does it try to. It is unique in the Irish realm and a nice tasty change of pace.......85/100
45.0 USD per Bottle
  • BDanner
    March 18, 2021

    I've never seen this one, but it is one I will grab when I do. I'm all for trying anything peated.

  • Ctrexman
    March 17, 2021

    St Pattys bottle kill. This stuff is just solid...maintained all the way even improved a bit Id say. If you havent tried it its worth a shot

  • CKarmios
    February 26, 2021

    Nuanced and subtle - spot on.