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Connemara Peated

KWM 2020 Whisky Advent Calendar - Day 6

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

6th Dec 2020

1

  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    87

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Surprisingly, I've never reviewed this well-known Irish peated malt, though I've always liked it. I did bad review of their now-defunct NAS Turf Mor expression many years ago, but never the standard bottling.

The colour is a pale gold. The peat is gentle on the nose, with the primary notes being light honey, citrus and marzipan. Grassy. Floral. Hint of sardines. Water doesn't do much. Lovely but relatively unassuming.

On the palate the peat is even more restrained, but in nice balance with the oak, white pepper, lemon zest and malt. Creamy mouthfeel, more so with water. Very nice.

The finish is drying with dying bonfire smoke and lemon-pepper spice. I like it but there's no real "wow" factor here - just a nice lightly peated Irish malt, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.

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3 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@talexander I couldn't bring myself to pop the $350 for the KWM Advent Calendar, but I am enjoying all the samples vicariously through you. Keep 'em coming.

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@talexander
talexander commented

@BlueNote Well there you go! I'll spend the money and drink the booze, so you don't have to!

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