Monday, 9 March 2009

Connemara Irish Whiskey 40%, 70cl

Connemara is a wild, mountainous region on the west coast of Ireland, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and Loughs Corrib and Mask.

The majestic mountains, lakes, streams, glens and rain soaked peat bogs create a landscape of unique natural beauty.

The peat bogs of Connemara are major fuel sources to the region and have played an important role throughout Irish history in the evolution of energy and as an employment source.

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a tribute to this region. Its complex characters and peaty taste revive a tradition that in recent years has been forgotten by Irish distillers throughout the country. A forgotten tradition recaptured by Cooley Distillery with Connemara Peated Single Malt.

Connemara Single Malt Irish Whiskey Tasting Note -

Distillery Tasting Notes - "The Smoky One"

Nose – Smokey peatiness balanced by hints of honey and dried fruits.

Taste – Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by malt and fruit flavours giving way to full bodied peat.

Finish – Long and glorious with golden honey notes and a deep peaty finish.

Michael Jackson tasting note kindly supplied by the Whisky Magazine

Nose: Pronounced smoke rather than peat, both are evident.

Palate: Syrupy, sweet grass. Smokey some drier hints of phenol. A suggestion of juicy wood extracts of sherry rounding out the flavours.

Finish: Smokey and emphatically grassy. Sweet grass with spicy dryness.

Comment: Lots happening. Chimney pots of smoke. I love this whisky.

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