Connemara Cask Strength
The high strength bottling of Connemara. Bottled at the natural cask strength.
Connemara cask strength is Connemara bottled direct from the cask at around 60% vol, this varies with each bottling. 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 Ireland were located alongside a canal, the transport of coal to distilleries became far easier and cheaper. Over time peat was substituted with coal in the distilling process. Thankfully, Connemara has revived this tradition. 'Massive peat clings to every crevice in the mouth and remains sweet and glorious.' Jim Murray Whiskey Expert.
Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirit Competition.
2008 SFWSC Double Gold.
2009 IWSC Silver.