Connemara 12 Year Old

70 cl

The 12-year-old edition of Connemara single malt has a full, rounded and complex flavour that is both smooth and smoky at the same time. The peat smoke is well integrated and is perhaps a little less pronounced than with the standard bottling and the cask strength. Only limited amounts of Connemara 12 Year Old are made each year, partly due to the popularity of the NAS version, which sucked up the stocks of the peated Cooley malt before it could reach 12 years of age. It's well worth trying for anyone who's a fan of Scotch whiskey and wants to dip their toe into Irish. 

  • €76.99
Connemara 12 Year Old

The 12-year-old edition of Connemara single malt has a full, rounded and complex flavour that is both smooth and smoky at the same time. The peat smoke is well integrated and is perhaps a little less pronounced than with the standard bottling and the cask strength. Only limited amounts of Connemara 12 Year Old are made each year, partly due to the popularity of the NAS version, which sucked up the stocks of the peated Cooley malt before it could reach 12 years of age. It's well worth trying for anyone who's a fan of Scotch whiskey and wants to dip their toe into Irish. 

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Fresh and lively. Lemon and orange zest with a touch of creamy vanilla. Some restrained and harmonious peat smoke.
Palate Initially sweet and fruity but with some very welcome smoke. Flavours of pears, apples, vanilla cream and a touch of gingery, spicy oak. Quite light in body with some typical Bourbon cask character.
Colour Very pale yellow. Obviously not coloured with caramel!
Fact Sheet
Distillery Cooley Distillery
Fluid 70 cl
Ingredients Pure peated malt, non coloured
Alcohol % 40%
Types of Barrel used for Aging Almost Entirely Bourbon Casks
Producer The Kilbeggan Distilling Company
Serving Suggestion
Serving Suggestion Best served neat or with just a little water
Awards and/or Press Quotes
2008 Gold Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition
2009 Gold Medal & Best in Class, International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tags: 12 Year Old whiskey, Peated Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, Connemara Whiskey