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Connemara Peated

On The Waterfront of peat

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

22nd Feb 2013

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    20
  • Finish
    20
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
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Connemara Peated Single Malt was a nice addition into the peaty world of whisky. It wasn't a super heavyweight or even a heavyweight but I consider it a good contender. And I'm more than enthusiastic to try Connemara's other products such as Connemara Turf Mor.

This reminded me of the great Elia Kazan's movie On the Waterfront. In my book, the greatest work by Marlon Brando. It reminded me about Brando's character Terry Malloy reminiscing to his brother: "I could have been somebody, a contender"

In Connemara's case the Peated Single Malt is not a reminiscence but it might be a promise to smoky whisky lovers. "Stick with us, we are a contender."

Nose: I expected light smoke but this had more than a light touch of peaty smoke, very nice. Floral and slightly stingy.

Taste: Salty and dry peat. Woody with hints of vanilla.

Finish: Light peat, nicely warm and with good length.

Balance: I guess you could call this a little one-sided, not so complex. Good and warmingly peaty though.

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5 comments

@CanadianNinja
CanadianNinja commented

Ran, my friend I seriously enjoy your reviews! Love the film references. When will you reference my favorite movie... Goodfellas...!?

7 years ago 0

@Rantavahti
Rantavahti commented

Thanks Ninja! That's one of my favorite movies too, I'm actually a big mobster movie freak (I love films like Casino, Goodfellas, Godfather, Donnie Brasco just to name a few...and of course the Sopranos)

I Have to keep in mind your suggestion

7 years ago 0

@CanadianNinja
CanadianNinja commented

Brother I could talk gangster flicks with you all day! Have you seen any of Kitano Takeshi's movies? The number one source of great yakuza films!!

7 years ago 0

@Rantavahti
Rantavahti commented

I've only seen Battle Royale, which was funny and I enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation, I have to get to know his stuff much better. He's gathered some nice points in imdb...

7 years ago 0

@PeatyZealot
PeatyZealot commented

I wanted to buy this today because the weather was nice, but then I saw the Caol Ila 12 was the same price... I like this one too though, nothing special, but interesting what peat can do to Irish malt. Ok, and now for some peated bourbon or rye!

7 years ago 0

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