The region of Connemara takes its name from the ancient Irish tribal people who lived on the land, the Conmacne Mara. Produced at the Cooley Distillery, Connemara was inspired by the 18th century art of drying malting barley over peat fires and is currently the only ongoing peated whiskey brand produced in Ireland. Double-distilled in small copper pot stills and matured in ex-bourbon casks.
Nose: An aroma of sweet barley with wafts of peaty smoke, kippers and well baked apple crumble.
Palate: Tastes of lightly honey sweet, subdued clean rather than sooty smoke with peaty vegetal notes, sweet barley water, light spice and vanilla oak.
Finish: A long and glorious finish with golden honey notes and deep peat spreading across the mouth and palate.