Connemara

Aged 12 Years

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 63
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Specifications
Brand: Connemara
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Intensely scented. Cut grass, green leaves, dried apple and a touch of peat. Young and oaky.
Palate: Lychee and soft fruits. Light almond note and fennel seed then nutmeg and oak. Mashed banana and light smoke. Balanced.
Finish: Gentle and smoked.
Comment: Proof if it were needed that Cooley is now really up and running. Atypical for an Irish whiskey insofar as it is peated (as Bushmills was 'til the 70s).
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Lactic, sour milk and buttermilk. Then a grassy note (camomille and lemon grass).
Palate: Sweet but with a sour note. Buttery. Creamy cheese. Quite watery at midpalate. Gets fruity with water.
Finish: Soothing, nutty with a hint of spice.
Comment: That lactic note overwhelms nose and palate. Not sure that a dairy whiskey is something to look forward to! Surprisingly, a dash of water makes more palatable.
7.3
Visit the distillery
Cooley Distillery, Riverstown, Cooley, Co. Louth, Republic of Ireland
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