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Connemara Peated

(70cl, 40%)

Connemara Peated

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Connemara Peated Bottling Note

Connemara produce a peated Irish single malt, named for the area in Ireland.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Connemara Peated Reviews

Not your typical peat from Islay but worth to try

I really love this expression of the Irish whiskey.
Very floral and fruity (dried fruits like plums and raisins), sweet with quite nice and delicate peat. The peat is very different from what everyone knows from Islay.
This is a typical example of the Irish whiskey which means sweet with hints of honey, butterscotch, and fruity sprinkled with peat making it very interesting especially for those who think that there is no complexity in the Irish whiskey.
Recommend it strongly.

9th September 2020

Too plain

All Connemaras i have tried are very nice, but this one... It might work for people who just started to love peated whisky, but for the rest of us, one get soo much more adding just a little bit of money more. Please do!

15th August 2020

On the edge...

On the edge of not liking it...
Very thin, very watered down whiskey.
It’s ok on the nose, honeyed sweetness, vegetal earthy peaty smoke..
Flat on the palate, honey, malty, smokey at the end.
Finish short and bit minty...

1st July 2020

A "must try" for peat fans!

Was gifted this and what a find it was! Really enjoyed this fantastic peated whisky out of Ireland.

Fans of Islay will love this, slightly different in style to anything else I've tried.

Looking to get my hands on a bottle of Cask strength Connemara ASAP.

1st July 2020


Lovely and a unique taste

27th June 2020

Fulfill my expectations.. 👌🏼

Been carving for peated scotch for quite sometimes, surprisingly I found this bottle nearby...
And it not disappointing at all!!!
Nose: nice smell, no sharp edges, smokey, touched of kipper, vegetal earthy kind of smoked, a bit of tropical fruits..
Palate : thin... way to thin..., sweet honeyed malt, smokey, nice kinda minty at the back
Finish : nice, medium to long finish..

2nd May 2020

Please find a way of shipping to Spain.

One of the finest discoveries on this planet of ours. I have even used it to eradicate covid 19, you see it`s like this. Whenever I return home after a hard day`s weather watching, I immediately take all necessary precautions. I take a modest sized bowl or dish and a bottle of Connemara or Kilbaggan, rinse thoroughly both hand in the finest whiskey money can buy allowing it to drop into the dish then so as to waste not a drop I drink the purifying liquid from the bowl. I have done this ever since learning that " aqua vita" was first brewed by Irish monks in the 16 centaury as a cure for smallpox and cholera, and as we know it worked. Slante m`haith.

1st May 2020

A positve surprise

A subtle silky smoky smooth whisky.
No regrets about the purchase.

5th April 2020

A positive surprise

A good, silky, smooth, peaty whisky. A really good one for its price class.
No regrets about buying it (it's normally around 34 euros, and this price is justified, but it's not a bargain).

4th April 2020

A great surprise

I was very surprised by this whiskey. I personally really enjoy peated whiskies and lagavulin 16 is my favourite. So when I was ask to bring an Irish whiskey to a dinner I was a little skeptical that would be any good. But it really was delicious. The smoke is not overwhelming, there is a perfect blend of sweet forest fruits and a beautiful finish

8th December 2019

Sudsy/soapy/metallic notes

I’m a big fan of Islay’s, and of Single Malt Scotch in general. And in the quest for knowledge and experience, I thought I’d give this peated Irish whiskey a shot.

Price tag: $50.00 usd

Glass: Glencairn

Nose: The nose does tell of peat smoke, but it’s more subtle than a “peat monster” from Islay. The marrying of the peat with the standard notes you get from a typical Irish whiskey gives way to a strange note that I can’t really put my finger on. What some here have described as “medicinal, “comes across to me as perhaps more of a sudsy/soapy smell... even slightly metallic. At first, I thought there might have been soap residue in my glass, but no, it’s definitely an unpleasant characteristic of the whiskey.

Taste and mouthfeel: The arrival tastes like a typical, albeit poorly crafted, thin bodied Irish Whiskey. The middle and finishing notes is where the peat smoke really comes through, which is quite nice, but doesn’t feature as prominently as you might expect from a whiskey that is marketed as a “Peated.”

Overall, my experience with this whiskey left my pockets feeling empty and my expectations unfulfilled. I would not recommend this whiskey and I will not purchase another bottle.

8th November 2019

This is an ideal sipper with smoked foods but may clash with some.

This Whiskey definitely lives up to its name, It has a peated, smoked flavour, more similar taste to that of Mezcal but not oily. Taste exits cleanly from the palate. Would go well with ice or just chilled. Mixes with a tart fruit drink pretty well, coke not so much as the peat comes through.

19th August 2019


I love whiskey Irish or Scottish but this is awful tastes almost like tabacco. Has no depth or flavour. Maybe a bad batch but will be given away or poured away.

12th August 2019

Good, not great...

I wanted to try this Irish Single Malt Whiskey that I had one time before in a whiskey tasting...thought it was good. It doesn’t have as much depth of flavor as the Islay’s from Scotland. But, it’s worth the price and is a nice change up. I enjoyed its smokeyness and it’s smooth finish.

13th January 2019

Not worth buying

I can't understand someone likes this whiskey - or is there really a quality control problem and this is a bad bottle (my only one)? Very odd: strange peat flavour - not mature enough. But it is different whiskey...

I blended Connemara with my Glenfarclas 105 and now there is some kick in the glass.

16th October 2018

Definitely one for the collection

Not peaty like Islay malts no it’s far more subtle and sweet. A delight when the mood is right

29th June 2018


Strong in spirit but lacking depth in flavour. Nice smoke though

19th June 2018

fire water

Third time buying this whisky.great whisky til i bought 2 bottles in Glasgow airport.I CAN HONESTLY SAY THIS IS THE WORST I'VE TASTED.EVEN THE CHEAPEST BOTTLE LIKE KING GEORGE IS just burnt everyone's mouth.pure fire water.might be a bad batch but i doubt it.i still have one bottle left and no one would drink the rest of the bottle in the club.

16th June 2018

the Seaside twist

It's not really a peated whiskey,but it's got somewhat of a smokey twist.It has absolutely nothing to do with
the peatiness like whisky's from Islay have,I like the sweet barley undertone and the citrus that keeps coming back.Further more I think this whiskey has a real seaside twist to it.First time for me a taste a Connamara,to bad it only has 40%,46 would have made it so much better.

30th March 2018

THE Irish whiskey for peat lovers!

...and not because it's the only offering from Eire. This is the perfect way to peat an Irish whiskey while staying true to the style!

16th January 2018

Unreliable quality control--too much of a gamble

This is/was one of my favorite whiskeys....smooth, sweet and very peaty. But the distillery seems to have a terrible quality control problem. A couple years ago, one bottle just didn't taste quite right but it was manageable. But the most recent bottle I bought is absolutely undrinkable. It doesn't taste sweet or peaty or like anything else I can accurately describe. It is just bitter and muddy. It literally tastes like a handful of dirt was blended into the mix. I had to pour it down the drain. At $60/bottle, I won't be gambling on Connemara again. There are more reliable peat smoke products to choose from.

11th January 2018

Too good not to try again

It's obvious how peoples palates are totally different, so you have to have an open mind when tasting so many different Whiskies / Whiskeys. In my opinion Connemara is an excellent choice to vary your taste buds and will definitely be purchasing another one or something similar.

27th December 2017

I'm glad I didn't buy it!

I've had this in my cabinet for about 15 years and still not finished it. I imagine it's what diesel tastes like, rough and oily, if there's peatiness in there it's extremely subtle.

19th November 2017


I love peaty whiskey. My favourites until recently the gorgeous Islay malts Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg etc. First drop of Laphroaig 10 I didn't like it but it seriously grew on me. This Connemara was so different and unexpected in the same way and it took me a few glasses to appreciate it but it really is sublime. Still love the Islay but I've always got to have a bottle of this. Definately my new favourite.

17th October 2017

Subtlety smoked and peated 😉

If you're into a taste of smoke and peat without it being overpowering this will satisfy that taste. Still has a nice amount of smoothness typical of Irish whiskey and a nice lingering finish. Nice!

20th September 2017

Good Irish malt

Nice and smokey but not overpowering. Smooth taste and lingering finish. Would recommend

26th July 2017

Connemara the beauty

I wasn't sure before buying it , but i bought it .. i went home .. i sipped it .. i smelled it .. BIG SMILE !! .. i drank half of the bottle !! and now I regret why I didn't buy two bottles of it .. this is seriously dangerous .. very nice .. very very nice .. actually very very very VERY nice whiskey !! Peat honey vanila smoke smooth mellow .. its an irish beautiful woman kissing you in the lips

3rd July 2017

Unique... In a good way

A uniquely crafted combination of Irish and Scotch distilling philosophies, I've broadened the horizons of both "strictly Scotch" and "exclusively Irish" drinkers with this, and never seen anyone disappointed.

7th June 2017

Nice whiskey end of

Alas Nikka have stopped pure white
Conbemara peated is as good if not better
Beautiful taste

22nd May 2017

Great value for money

One of the best peated whiskeys I've ever taste, and I am a big islay fan..
Considering the price 41€ in Greece make second best value for money after Talisker 10 that I value a bit more considering that Connemara is NAS. But a great value and complexity whiskey that didn't expect..

6th May 2017


Initial smell and taste reminded me of something ...medicinal from my past. I've tried it 3 times (which is how many times it's supposed to take to like something if you will) and, while I've gotten more used to it...still not a fan. It is about to become my back-up "I've run out of everything else". Reading all the positive reviews involving sweetness and smokiness, I wonder if I've gotten a bad bottle. But, it is a *pretty* bottle and I like the box, so that's something.

24th March 2017

My favorite whiskey.

This is my favorite whiskey, it's peaty, smokey, and perfectly smooth. The peat is balanced perfectly with the sweetness. As blasphemous as it may be, I find that a single small piece of ice in the snifter helps release the full, yet sublime magic of this whiskey.

18th March 2017

lovely peaty a bit sweet

there are a few bad reviews on here, ok so its not for everyone.....its for me....I love this.

4th February 2017

I like it. The honey finish is just right

Slightly astringent initially but with a lovely honeyed whisky honey finish.

31st January 2017


I absolutely hated it.. very dissatisfied

13th January 2017


Agree with the other reviewers who find this very one-dimensional and poorly balanced. Syrup and smoke, no integration or complexity. The closest I've tried from Scotland is Jura Superstition, which although it is a poor whisky has some nice cereal going on.

10th January 2017


Great balance, lovely peatiness. A superb whiskey

3rd January 2017

One of the best I've tasted

We had a blind tasting of some single malts from Scotland and Ireland in a bar the other night. We take our whisky neat so that's where I'm coming from (hate watering down my spirits with ice and whisky cocktails with juices are just wrong). This one stood out in its balance and excellence. I think a lot of naysayers were expecting whatever it is that they believe Irish should taste like and this one is definitely more on the peated scotch side of things but one of the best whiskies I've had so far.

27th December 2016

No age is a little harsh

I would suggest the 12 year bottle, unsure if this is aged enough. Unfair to judge Connemara based solely on the no age bottle.

26th December 2016

Gorgeous! Had my first taste last night

Smooth and woody. Tastes as good as it smells

26th November 2016


Smokey, sweet taste wonderful in front of the heat of your fire place after a hard days work.

6th October 2016

Mr Pete Thompson

Love it, my preference is Irish, I like scotch peaty so to get an Irish peaty is a dream, quality wee dram

27th August 2016

A confusing drink

This is my third try at Irish whisky, I think from now on I'll be sticking with Scottish whisky and when I fancy a change I'll try Japan, America, anywhere but Ireland for my whisky.
It is very sweet when it hits your tongue then bang smokey/peaty taste, and it just sits there overpowering any other taste. Nothing else filters through.
I will be offering this to every visitor I have just to get rid of asap.

5th August 2016

Excellent irisk malt

Very nicely balanced, that surprised me a bit in a good way. Taste wise it is absolutely lovely on the palate, i've tried it with a little teaspoon of water and it had a little more to it even then!! If you're new and want to try peated malts, this would be a good place to start. The peat is quite soft for this one ;)

4th July 2016

Like it.

I think it's a really nice Whisky.
You can't compare it with Islay and they certainly don't claim to be like Islay's.
So it is stupid to make that comparison.
In my opinion it's one of the better Irish Whiskies.

22nd May 2016

Comfort & Familiarity.

The tastes & smells of this Uiscé Beathá breathe of a small quaint cottage on the west coast of Connaght. Sitting beside a small peat fire with a cuppa tea & a honey biscuit. It is soothing to the soul, something familiar & homey about it, just comforting.

1st May 2016

Don't get those reviews

It's not the peat, not the sweetness. It's the horrible finish: like burned rubber tyre. Maybe I am not used to Irish whiskies but that's what I felt. I gave the bottle to a friend.

21st April 2016

When you're tired of al the oak

I first tasted this whiskey at a great Irish pub in Cary, NC USA. Connemara is a wonderful departure from the whiskeys that rely heavily on oak. The peat tones are more intense that smoke which is a great way to warm up on cold winter evenings. Top Notch!

26th February 2016

Pretty awful

Was gifted a bottle of this and immediately thought it looked like last minute airport tourist tat - was set on re-gifting it to someone but opened it last night - oh my, should have gone with gut instinct. This is truly rubbish whiskey - so sweet with an almost entirely unrelated kick of peat - totally agree with others saying its like it's been added afterwards - there are tons of better peated out there - avoid!!

24th January 2016

Excellent Whiskey

Really enjoy this whiskey. Growing up in Ireland the taste reminds me of sitting next to a turf fire. It has all the natural peaty aromas one could ask for. As for leaving peaty to the Scots . Well Comsdering Ireland uses more peat in every aspect of daily life than the Scots, they have every right to use it in there whiskies. Top notch !

5th January 2016

Smoke on the water...

A fruity and just slightly smoky flavor struck me as typical of this whiskey. A good compliment to the Scotch Islay whiskies I normally enjoy.

15th December 2015

Smoked out

This is the reason I stopped drinking Scotch. This peated Irish is a little like drinking liquid smoke. I will go back to the sweet taste so Bushmills.

5th December 2015

Might have been a bad batch?

Decided to give it a go after finding it at the airport for just 18£, and I am glad I did not spend more for it.
I see myself joining the "no effing way - team", and here's why: being used to scotch peated classics, I wanted to try something different, and Connemara Peated seemed the most reasonable thing to try in order to follow a logical sequence. All I found was an overly sugary base with what feels like being an added aroma of watery peat, on the nose as well as the palate. The smoke is overly pervasive, and only after 15 minutes in the glass and a proper swirl of the tongue I could be able to taste something else, which was just layers and layers of flat honey.
Such disappointment.
But seeing such opposed opinions, my only suspect is that for some reason there has been a shipment of bad bottles all around the world. I might try it again in a couple of years time to see if I am wrong.

17th November 2015

The Laphroaig of Irish Whiskeys

I was introduced to Connemara by an Irish bar owner in New Orleans (go figure) and I am forever grateful. I have long been an ardent fan of Laphroaig 10-year-old Scotch whiskey for its rich, peaty, smoky flavor and Connemara is the first whiskey I've found from anywhere that can stand up to Laphroaig. Connemara is not better, mind, but certainly Laphroaig's equal and with a flavor all its own. If you like Laphroaig or any of the other peaty malts from Islay, you owe it to yourself to try Connemara.

13th November 2015

Nice job

I like the balance of peat, smoke and sweetness. It also has a nice herbal note and a bit of moss to it. I thought it was a fine one for brisk afternoon.

3rd August 2015

great Irish malt!

it's so beatyful - well balance with smoky & fruits, easy to drink and enjoy every drop!

12th July 2015


Just as the tasting lads state...fine mineral nose, not over powering peat suttle smoke and long on the .
palate. Different but very pleasing.

15th June 2015

Smokey and balanced

outstanding . heavily smoked.

11th June 2015


Leave peat to the folks on Islay

23rd May 2015


an Irish guy recommended it when I was in Ireland. great choice to rep your country. people are crazy saying it's nasty. they must not have a taste or experience in Irish whiskey. FYI it's not scotch so don't listen to those reviews

23rd April 2015


Terrible stuff! Peat, sure, but it's sickly sweet and the balance is way off. Used it quite effectively to make a cocktail with limoncello and champagne which was good. Neat, no way - rather drink any of the cheap blends and I am a real peat lover!

8th April 2015

is it me or...

I think Connemara (one of my top-three choices, until recently) lost some of its nose, body and finish, and generally tastes more watery. Have been enjoying it over 10 years, and the difference is both striking and lamentable. Anybody with similar observations? (Either my taste buds have been usurped by Islay, or we have an inferior batch sold to Russia).

24th March 2015

Great Smoky Aroma; Light Flavor; Quick Finish

The nose: smoky, grassy fields, grapes. The Palette: very minimal taste, quick leather and fairly heavy barley, then light lemon, but overwith quickly. The Finish: leather for a few brief moments and then a light lemon before fading out. Overall a very mild drink that packs initial smoky peat aromas and then when drank loses almost all heft to become a clean, light, briefly flavored dram. The wife liked its lightness but i found it quickly gone flavor wise and though smooth not a deep sipping dram for my particular tastes.

5th February 2015

dashing stuff

Wonderful stuff ! Floral malty and a peat profile that is all its own not at all like a islay peated scotch, highly recommended for those with a experienced palate and open to savor something rather unique :)

22nd January 2015

for the connoisseur

People who are bashing om the fine irish whisky should really explore the world of whiskys and come back to this one after theyve gained enough experience. .maturity! It is wonderful stuff reminds me of a summer day in a field on the coast if new Brunswick, not at all the same as a peated scotch it is in a league all its own, great stuff!!!

22nd January 2015

Superb Whiskey!

Impressed with this! It smells like turf briquettes and charcoal with a delicious, almost dark chocolate, smokey flavour. A long and very pleasant after taste follows. Excellent whiskey. Couldn't recommend it enough!

25th December 2014

Master Teddy Bates

Smokey Peatey malt, a great sipper reminiscent of a classic speyside heavy...just a little subdued

22nd December 2014

High Points for me

I not a single malt snob that can pick out each flavor but love SMW. This my first bottle at its a solid SM whiskey with good taste all the way through. I enjoyed it and would recommend it as an honest good tasting product.

4th December 2014


An interesting variation on the theme. So many whiskeys so know the rest

28th November 2014

Like home

My favourite whiskey, lovely peaty taste, like sipping whiskey in front of a turf fire. For those who like whiskey rather than scotch.

15th October 2014

It is not scotch!

And you have to understand that, all you peat snobs!
The style is different, the taste is different, not beter, not worse, just different.

10th October 2014

Leave the peated whiskey to the scots

having tried numerous variations of smoky Scottish whisky I decided to give this Irish peated whiskey a go. The result that I'm very disappointed I should have had a sample before buying a full bottle.

25th September 2014

A really good one

I must say that I like this whiskey. It is always the same tasting a new bottle after a while it's decided and Connemara has simply passed.

8th September 2014

Not bad.... attractive bottle and name

It starts with a flavor that reminds me of olives. And it does finish on the bitter side, which I find can be remedied with a dilution. Not much in the way of nosing.... seems to have a relatively weak aroma. But still enjoyable to drink, as long as you're not expecting liquid gold!

31st August 2014

Petade Connemara

I hear the Angels singing! Best drink I ever had.

23rd August 2014

Quite wondreful

My son gave me this for Father's Day and together we have enjoyed
the silky smoothness of this Whiskey. We couldn't find anything to
complain about. If you are looking for something special we would highly recommend you try this.
One review likened it to the taste of coal! If coal taste like that I
will buy a sack immediately!!

22nd July 2014


If you've ever unthinkingly licked your fingers or eaten with your hands after handling coal you'll know the taste.
I picked a bottle up from the local Asda last year and it was like sucking the bogwater out of a damp sod of turf.
Due to its excellent reviews elsewhere and many gold medals, I'm going to have to assume that either the bottle I had was corked (if whiskey can cork?) due to Asda storing it on its side for so long, or else I must have had a bad batch.
Long-story-short; extremely chemical-ey, tasted like coal, wouldn't buy again unless it turned out that my bottle was corked and therefore unrepresentative of the drink as a whole.

3rd July 2014


Lovethearomsand the smoothly

3rd June 2014

not for me

One of the worst single malts I have tried....and I have tried more than a dozen in the last two years. Starts out fine, then winds up like Johnny Walker, that is, like diesel fuel....strong diesel fuel. I can't even think of anyone to whom I could give this stuff.

13th May 2014

richard of Maine

Good first nose and taste, then disaster. Very bitter ending. Too bad. Worst whiskey I ever tasted ? But too damn close to try it again. Just not very good at all.

13th May 2014


I can't even GIVE this bottle away :-(

8th May 2014

Worst whiskey I've ever tasted

When I first uncorked the bottle, the aroma of campfire assaulted my olfactory senses. I decided to give it a tray anyway. I didn't get any sense of honey sweetness when it hit my tongue. If you know what turpentine smells like, well that's the leftover flavor that was left swirling around on my taste buds. I even tried a shot of it mixed with Irish cream just to see if I could palate the $64 worth of smoke water. Nothing doing..I could not choke it down that way, either. You know what this really reminds me of? Imagine soaking smoked herring in water over night and then drinking the water. It's that bad. I purchased a bottle of this from Marketview Liquor in Henrietta, NY on 5/7/2014. I'd love my money back and would be willing to try one of your other products, but this peated whiskey is just plain raunchy.

8th May 2014

Top drop

This stuff is a bit special.

8th April 2014

Nogood boyo

A lightly peated Irish, very pleasing, mild and refreshing, a good introduction to this style of whiskey.

27th March 2014


not a bad whiskey i see so many people complaining about this whisky compairing it to islay scotch whisky plz no more. its noting trying to be a islay whisky its irish whiskey. back to the whiskey i find it very refreshing fresh cut grass on a summers day taste very smokey peat is very strong but overall not bad

29th January 2014

More like a clash than a symphony

Interesting nose with more floral sweetness than I've ever found in any Scottish peated malt. It is there on the palate as well, at first, but then it finishes with a clash between peated smoke and an intrudingly smooth barley sweetness that leaves the impression of hay where pigeons have been roosting in. I don't personally dislike it altogether but objectively it's not very good.

29th January 2014


For me this was overpriced. It's priced like an Islay, (in my town anyways) but doesn't bring much to the table against them. I get a Tyrconnell maltyness to it, and the peat of course, but the two for some reason just don't go together. And to be totally honest, by the bottom of the glass I started getting a rather odd taste to it. I prefer an Islay over anything else, and I do like a lot of the Irish Whiskeys, so I'm not an Irish Whiskey hater, but this is not something I'll purchase again.

4th January 2014

Kevin from tyrone

First class

25th December 2013

Very drinkable whisky - luv it

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

@ "Has this whisky got a valid name" ?? !! ??

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... - The Chaps at Master of Malt

29th 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.

23rd August 2013

Great Peat Whisky from Connemara!

Top Notch.
Best value for money, ever!

23rd August 2013

"Has this whisky got a valid name" ?? !! ??

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.

22nd August 2013

This is the stuff!

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

Has this whisky got a valid name

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

Disappointing Irish effort at a peated single malt

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

Great Stuff From Cooley!

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


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

The proper stuff

Well peated and smokey keep the bottles rolling in.

21st January 2013

Not bad

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

More Campbeltown than Islay

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

That's the stuff!

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Connemara. Irish peat Perfection.

5th December 2010

Great value for money

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

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