Connemara, Original Peated Irish Whiskey (700ml)
The Original, Peated Irish Whisky
Unique among Irish whiskeys, Connemara is the only Irish Peated Single Malt Whiskey widely available today. Inspired by the 18th century art of drying malting barley over peat fires, Connemara possesses a distinct peaty flavour and aroma, instilling a delicate smokiness and smooth, sweet taste.
Noted whisky writer, Michael Jackson commented of Connemara “The revival of rustic peatiness adds a whole new element to today’s palette of Irish whiskey flavours…Lots happening. Chimney pots of smoke. I love this whiskey.” (Whisky Magazine Issue 15)
Connemara Peated Single Malt was placed fourth in the Irish Whiskey category at Best of the Best 2003 and received a double gold and Best of Irish at the San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2004.
Nose: Sweet, clean peat, vanilla and - floral notes. One of the most profound and complex of Irish noses.
Palate: Again very sweet, peaty. Softly honeyed and oily Mild molasses, fabulously smoky.
Finish: Becomes drier as some oak bites, but the peat just keeps on rumbling along.