Connemara Peated Irish Single Malt

70 cl

Connemara is rare amongst Irish whiskey, its hook being the smokiness associated with the malts produced by our neighbours Scotland. It's a style of whiskey that had died away in Ireland after the 19th century, when small distillers would probably have dried their malt with whatever fuel was available at the time. It's said that when the Cooley Distillery started up in the late 1980s, it had no plans to make a smoky whiskey, but at some stage peaty malt was bought and run through the stills with fantastic results. It's a lovely malty whiskey with Cooley's signature honey and pear notes as well as a beautiful waft of smoke.  Since it was released in the late 1990s, it has won over many fans of peated Scotch whiskies such as Laphroaig and Ardbeg. Yet Connemara still has a definite Irish character.



  • €41.99
Connemara Peated Irish Single Malt

Connemara is rare amongst Irish whiskey, its hook being the smokiness associated with the malts produced by our neighbours Scotland. It's a style of whiskey that had died away in Ireland after the 19th century, when small distillers would probably have dried their malt with whatever fuel was available at the time. It's said that when the Cooley Distillery started up in the late 1980s, it had no plans to make a smoky whiskey, but at some stage peaty malt was bought and run through the stills with fantastic results. It's a lovely malty whiskey with Cooley's signature honey and pear notes as well as a beautiful waft of smoke.  Since it was released in the late 1990s, it has won over many fans of peated Scotch whiskies such as Laphroaig and Ardbeg. Yet Connemara still has a definite Irish character.



Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Enticingly smoky with some pear and apple followed by some subtle dried fruit aromas.
Palate Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by malt and fruit flavours giving way to full bodied peat.
Colour Pale gold.
Fact Sheet
Distillery Cooley Distillery
Fluid 70 cl
Ingredients Originally the peat for Connemara was sourced from Banagher but now comes from Scotland. These days they tend to mix heavily peated malt (Scottish) with unpeated malt (Irish)
Alcohol % 40%
Types of Barrel used for Aging Bourbon Casks
Producer The Kilbeggan Distilling Company
Serving Suggestion
Serving Suggestion Neat, or with just a drop of water
Awards and/or Press Quotes
2010 IWSC Gold Medal and Best in Class
2012 IWSC Gold Medal
2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Medal
2009 WWA Best Irish Single Malt IWSC Gold Medal

Tags: Peated Irish Whiskey, Connemara Whiskey, Connemara Peated Whiskey