12 year Old Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
newly released Connemara 12 Year Old is already causing a stir among whiskey
connoisseurs worldwide after scooping a Gold Medal at the World Spirit
Teeling, Chairman of Cooley Distillery said "Our blenders and quality
consultants have made us release the
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CONNEMARA CASK STRENGTH SINGLE MALT IRISH WHISKEY
quiet moments in life, when there is nothing to match a large
The Connemara Pure Pot Still
Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a unique product, being the only single
peated pure malt Irish whiskey distilled.
is Connemara Single Malt bottled from the cask at around 60 per cent alcohol by
The unique and exceptional
quality of Connemara Cask Strength was recognised in the International
Wine and Spirits Competition where it won a gold medal in 2000.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, Irish distilleries
dried the green malt over peat fires once the malted barley had germinated.
The smoke rising through the malted barley gave it a distinct peaty
flavour and aroma.
As many of the distilleries in
secret of the
The melange of pure clear spring water and peated
malted barley give the
The famous Connemara region in the west of Ireland is
a region of wild beauty, with majestic mountains, soft rain, mist, rivers, lakes
and pure water carried eastward by the Atlantic winds. The Connemara Cask
Strength Pure Pot Still Peated Single Malt is a taste of this majestic
region of lakes and mountains.
Tasting notes of Jim Murray, renowned Whiskey Commentator
This is the unique aroma of peated Irish whiskey as nature intended.
When cold, the smokiness is quite lazy; warm in the glass and it starts
to lift off into another, medicinal direction and positively amplifies when it
reached the nostrils. Wow!
Big, fat and oily start with enormous peat surge in the
middle. The peatiness is toasty and
roasty rather than iodiney. It
absolutely fills the mouth yet still enables sufficient malt to come through to
give some added complexity.
Massive peat clings to every crevice in the mouth and remains sweet and
IWSC gold winner in 2000
are quiet moments in life, when there is nothing to match a large Cask Strength
Connemara sitting in the bottom of a glass. You don't so much get tipsy as
is a gentle monster of a whiskey … in this beautifully natural, undiluted
state; this is the most extraordinary whiskey to come out of
intensifies the flavours associated with its predecessor at 40% alcohol by
volume. Careful selection of
different aged whiskies has contributed to this being regarded as Cooley
Distillery’s finest whiskey. However,
as with all peated malts its an acquired taste”.
Sweeney, Cooley Master Blender.
Note: Picture is of similar bottle not the exact bottles we have in stock.
CONNEMARA 1992 Single Cask
The first ever single cask official bottling, this is probably the rarest Connemara ever released being limited to just 246 bottles. Bottled from cask #3804 which was filled on 11th August 1992 bottled on 20th June 2008
Distillers Tasting Notes
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