Insider knowledge: Connemara Peated whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from Ireland. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Connemara Peated whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Nose: Well-smoked and peated, heather freshness and floral notes with a honeyed sweetness and a little wood.
Palate: Full and smooth with notes of malt and peat, honeyed smoke and barley sweetness.
Finish: Long and pungent with honey and peat smoke.
Really comparable to the Benriach Curiositas or Benromach Peated. To me it should be a bit more oily in the palate. Still a respected bottling.
16th February 2010
Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Connemara. Irish peat Perfection.
5th December 2010
This is a very well made whisky, MoM tasting notes a spot on, I found that this whisky has more in common with Longrow than any of the Islay malts, If you like peated whisky this may be a new favourite, personaly I think the texture could be better and so could the finish, but there is no getting away from the fact that this is a good whisky over all, I would suggest that you should buy a bottle of the single cask Connemara if you can get it, it's non chill-filltered and irons out all the rough parts that are in the "standard" Connemara.
2nd January 2012
Floral and musty with a moderate peat to it. Pinecones and dusty warehouses with cereals and a slight iodine/rubbery note on the finish. Light wood/grass notes as well. Mouthfeel is unfortunately watery at only 40%. I don't find that it's terribly comparable to any Scotch malt, although there is a slight resemblance to Bowmore.
3rd December 2012
Well peated and smokey keep the bottles rolling in.
21st January 2013
Was looking to try an irish single malt, being very drawn to the scottish islays I was very impressed with this little gem of a single malt.
15th March 2013
Mild irish turf, just as you would expect. Not as severe as the Cask Strength or the Turf Mor, but still very good.
29th May 2013
As an Irishman I was not impressed by Connemara's peated attempt. It was not 'Irish' in flavour at all; it was like Scotland's jealous Irish cousin wanting to join in the peat game. It was a no-man's-land to my palate; the nose was overwhelmingly burning turf with a pungent astringent thrown on to stoke the flames, the taste was bogwater and very little to counteract it (some floral and medicinal notes came through after chewing) and the long finish was burnt turf again. I detected no complexity, no mature range of flavours. Really wanted to like this one, but unfortunately not for me. I'll buy my peated whiskies from Scotland. Ireland should stick to what they do best - Irish whiskey.
6th August 2013
I am not sure how this product can use the Connemara name, it is not produced there, I bought my first and only bottle because I assumed that it was distilled in Connemara, it is not.
I will not purchase any more
8th August 2013
A fantastic great value for money whiskey from Cooley.
Taste is lovely peaty and the typical Connemara flavour is present.
This whiskey is on my Top 10 best peat single malt list.
If you are a "peat head" you will not regret buying this bottle!
22nd August 2013
This kind of review you allow??
But my sincere reviews of all the Connemara's you delete.
Jeez what an unprofessional "business" you are running.
Best value for money, ever!
23rd August 2013
Nothing of note. It was fine scotch but it did not leave an impression...which was slightly disappointing. Good for mid shelf bar scotch.
Woooow there! You seem to have left quite a few of these Mike!!! Sorry your reviews weren't approved sooner (they do have to be approved by the way) but you're beginning to make us feel a bit like Kevin! It's scary...
http://youtu.be/tBte2Ggpt9A - The Chaps at Master of Malt
29th August 2013
If we had known how good this whisky was, we would have purchased more on our travels overseas, now we have to order it from Australia.
11th November 2013