Review #73 - Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey
Nose: Tart fruits, a waft of peat, honey, sweet mash, a little wood smoke. I expected a bit more, the nose isn't very peaty, but the little peat there is subdues the rest.
Palate: Malt, clean peat, honey, slight moments of tropical fruit that disappear quickly. The peat isn't very medicinal, but there's just a hint of something off with it, like melted plastic.
Finish: Vegetal peat, wood smoke, sweet barley, honey. It's long, and fairly flavorful. The slightly metallic/chemically peat really comes through in the finish and kind of ruins it for me.
Verdict: This isn't great. I know they sourced the peat for this from Scotland, I wish they used Irish peat instead, and released something at 46% rather than 40. As is, this is all the boring parts of irish whiskey and many of the flaws of peat with none of the brash fun parts.
Would I buy this: I would not.
Would I order this in a bar: No.
Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes, if nothing else to discuss it with them. If they offered me a second glass, probably not.