Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Connemara Peated Single Malt

Connemara Peated Single Malt

Irish Whiskey

Connemara Peated Single Malt has a unique place in Irish whiskey history as it was the first double distilled and peated Irish Whiskey to appear in modern times. Connemara whiskey was the brainchild of Dr. John Teeling when he established modern Ireland’s first independent whiskey distillery in Cooley in the 1990’s.

But, despite appearances, this is not an Irish Scotch. It’s definitely all turf and no surf with lots of peat but none of the iodine of sea air one would associate with other well peated single malts from places like Islay.

Connemara whiskey has been so popular that Cooley even introduced a super peated variant called Turf Mór meaning Big Turf in Irish. Experienced drinkers can also try the Connemara Cask Strength expression bottled at an eye watering 60.7% abv.

Irish Whiskey Connemara Barrels
Connemara Irish Whiskey Barrels

Connemara Peated Single Malt Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Strong peaty nose.
  • Taste: warm spicy malt with strong peat overtones.
  • Finish: A long tingling finish is all about the peat.

Stuart Says

Connemara broke all of the rules when it was released and would have been greeted with suspicion at first by many Irish Whiskey aficionados including myself. But it grew on us and has rightly earned a place a a unique and classic addition tothe Irish Whiskey sector. It was a slow burn for me but this was aided by the fact that the Irish of my McNamara surname is Mac Connamara meaning Mac (Son of) Conn (Hound or Dog) and Na Mara (Of the Sea). And yes, my ancestors were true Son of Hounds of the Sea or 15th century Pirates who operated off the Rugged West Coast of Ireland which still bears their name of Connemara. For many years, Connemara Single Malt was my own signature whiskey as I would buy 10 Taster Gift packs of Connemara miniatures and tasting glass every time I left Dublin Airport as personal gifts for my business contacts abroad of McNamara whiskey!

Connemara Peated Single Malt Fact File

Brand Name: Cooley
Name: Connemara Irish Whiskey
ABV: 40%
Age Statement: No Age Statement

Whiskey Type: Peated Irish Whiskey
Cask Type: Bourbon Casks
Pooka Scale: One on the Pooka Scale

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Connemara Peated Glass Pack Irish Single Malt Whiskey


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Stuart Says

This is a perfect gift for the Irish Whiskey fan or Irish Whiskey beginner in your life. It even includes two Connemara whiskey tumblers!

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