Connemara Single Malt
As a solid Scottish ‘Traditional’ single malt whisky drinker, I have never really taken other Country’s single malts seriously, that is until I was at an airport somewhere recently (Jersey I think) who were offering an Irish Single Malt tasting session.
Not one to give an opportunity like this, I felt I should suffer the Irish whiskey … there were 4 or 5 and they were average … until I got to the Connemara. It looked simple and innocent enough, but I have to say, my jaw dropped. It was just as good as many Scottish equivalents – at least in my humble opinion. It is a slightly peaty, sweet, honey flavoured with a somewhat complex after taste, but extremely easy drinking. I will certainly not hesitate to buy it again.
Enough of my ramblings … here is the Story from Connemara Distillery itself. “Unique among Irish whiskeys, Connemara is the only Irish Peated Single Malt Whiskey widely available today. Inspired by the 18th century art of drying malting barley over peat fires, Connemara® possesses a distinct peaty flavour and aroma, instilling a delicate smokiness and smooth, sweet taste. Its complex peat flavours and smooth, sweet malt taste make it a truly unique Irish whiskey. Connemara is a highly decorated Irish whiskey receiving over 20 medals in major spirits competitions since 2012.”