Connemara is a beautiful place that is situated on the West coast of Ireland. It is filled with rolling mountains and a glorious seaside that will leave you in awe of your surroundings.
Connemara is also an award winning expression of Whisky created by the Kilbeggan Distilling Company.
This malt has been triple distilled and was create to reflect the wondrous landscape of Ireland, as well as the ling history of Whisky distilling that has gone on before it.
It has been largely celebrated within the Whisky world, having received several gold medals as well as the title of World’s Best Irish Single Malt Whisky.
It certainly has a flavour that stands up to that title.
The nose opens with peat smoke and heather. These go perfectly together, strolling hand in hand over earthy undertones and a subtle malted quality.
The heather is slightly sweet and is joined by honeyed notes that give it richness and depth.
The peat is solid and steady, holding back so as to not overwhelm, but with a distinct presence.
These flavours are boosted on that palate, with lots more peat and earthy tones.
The honey grows into a vanilla oaky note and the barrel can really be tasted. It is distinct and thick, combining its sweetness well with the tang of the smoke.
The malted qualities of the dram shine through quote well on the palate, with a sort of sweet bicuity base.
The peat smoke rears its head again in the linger, which is long and filled with smoke and honey.