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Connemara 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Connemara 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Irish Whiskey ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Cooley Distillery
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Martine Nouet

Lactic, sour milk and buttermilk. Then a grassy note (camomille and lemon grass).
Sweet but with a sour note. Buttery. Creamy cheese. Quite watery at midpalate. Gets fruity with water.
Soothing, nutty with a hint of spice.
That lactic note overwhelms nose and palate. Not sure that a dairy whiskey is something to look forward to! Surprisingly, a dash of water makes more palatable.

Dave Broom

Intensely scented. Cut grass, green leaves, dried apple and a touch of peat. Young and oaky.
Lychee and soft fruits. Light almond note and fennel seed then nutmeg and oak. Mashed banana and light smoke. Balanced.
Gentle and smoked.
Proof if it were needed that Cooley is now really up and running. Atypical for an Irish whiskey insofar as it is peated (as Bushmills was ‘til the 70s).
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