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Brands and Distilleries : Celtique Connexion

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Whisky Magazine Issue 142

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Celtique Connexion

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Celtique Connexion 1993 Monbazillac Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Quite a strong character. Uncompromising warmth. Good balanced. You need to like it hot to enjoy the dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Celtique Connexion Cadillac Wood Finish 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A whispering dram. Nothing wrong with that. You've just got to tune in to its delicacy. The character is full and complex. Dangerously enticing especially with a dash of water.

Celtique Connexion Champagne Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%

Celtique Connexion Sauternes, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%

Celtique Connexion Speyside 1989, Armagnac Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Still sweet, but much more rounded. Real depth of flavour, tastes more like Armagnac than whisky. I would like to try it with pecan pie.

Celtique Connexion Speyside 1989, Sauternes Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Which Sauternes? The flavours of childhood, rather than sophistication.

Celtique Connexion Speyside 1990, Vin de Paille du Jura Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 I am totally seduced by its eccentricity and intensity. Where's the whisky? who cares? Pour me another. Bring on the chicken mole.....

Celtique Connexion Braes of Glenlivet 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 The cask character somewhat dominates this zesty but delicate whisky.

Celtique Connexion Bruichladdich 1992 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 It took me a while to get past the very pale colour (white wine) and the distinctive aroma but, in the end, I liked this manifestation of The Laddie.

Celtique Connexion Caol Ila 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A confusion of flavours that don't seem to have rounded in the cask

Celtique Connexion Clonmel Peated 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Another smoky whiskey is always welcome, but I think I may have tasted this under another name.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Celtique Connexion Vin de Paille du Jura Wood Finish 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A rich and comforting character. Complex but not complicated. To warm you up on a dull evening. Play Beethoven Symphony N°7 (second movement) and you'll be in heaven.

Celtique Connexion Mortlach 1989 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 Lacks contribution from wood. Lacks complexity.

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