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Connemara 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Connemara 12 Years Old

Brand
Connemara
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Cooley Distillery
Website
www.connemarawhiskey.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Lactic, sour milk and buttermilk. Then a grassy note (camomille and lemon grass).
Palate
Sweet but with a sour note. Buttery. Creamy cheese. Quite watery at midpalate. Gets fruity with water.
Finish
Soothing, nutty with a hint of spice.
Comment
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

80
Nose
Intensely scented. Cut grass, green leaves, dried apple and a touch of peat. Young and oaky.
Palate
Lychee and soft fruits. Light almond note and fennel seed then nutmeg and oak. Mashed banana and light smoke. Balanced.
Finish
Gentle and smoked.
Comment
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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