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Connemara 12 Year Old Peated

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@OJKReview by @OJK

20th Dec 2010


Connemara 12 Year Old Peated
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose, Taste, Finish and Balance are graded out of 2.5 each:

Nose: A huge explosion of fruit, with raspberry, pineapple and banana flying out in all directions from the wet lawn and soil below, before finally being contained by a fire-mat of seaweed and iodine. The combination has all the hallmarks of a medicinal herbal sweet, however underneath there are some further intriguing notes of carrot and wheatgrass, as well as shortbread covered in sour cream. A typically wondrous Connemara nose. 2.0

Taste: A seductive wave of vanilla-soaked coal smoke, followed by an intriguing melee of salted peaches and sweetened broccoli, all served up in an edible coconut shell bowl. A flavour profile that is once again uniquely Connemara. 2.0

Finish: The show is closed with another explosion, this time of a more traditional kind with fire and smoke billowing out plumes of vanillas, charred pinecones and sweetened milk. As the dust settles we are left with our familiar Connemara protagonist Banana, as well some closing cameos from salty beach pebble and flower stem. An engaging cast. 2.0

Balance: Despite still being at only 40% ABV, the Connemara 12 year old is very much a more marauding version of the standard Connemara, which is in itself a very unique peated malt. The peat here is as ever very subtle in its delivery, and is served up on a mesmerising palate of exotic fruit and vanilla cream. This is a unique whiskey that will always stand out in any tasting session, no matter what it's up against. That's not to say it will necessarily be better or worse that whatever else is in the line-up, however you can be sure that you'll remember tasting it at the end of the night, and for most it will be a very happy memory indeed. 2.5

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AboutChoice commented

Sounds like a vegetarian delight! :) Good, edifying review, @OJK ... will have to try this one.

13 years ago 0

RobIN commented

@AboutChoice You are right, I am also gonna try it for sure.

11 years ago 0