Connemara single malt is produced by the Cooley distillery, founded in 1987, and located in on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. The distillery also produces Tyrconnell single malt whiskey, Greenore single grain whiskey, as well as Kilbeggan blended whiskey.
Connemara Peated is the only peated Irish whiskey on the market. Unlike other Irish whiskeys it is double distilled, not triple distilled, as the folks at Cooley believe that the third distillation removes flavors from the spirit. It is aged in ex-bourbon casks, bottled at 40% alc/vol. It is a winner of many international awards, a definite must try for any serious whiskey enthusiast.
NOSE: Lemony, fresh, light, notes of apple, pear, and creamy malt.
PALATE: Oily, notes of sweetness, earthy peat, cream, melted butter, malty, woody smokiness.
FINISH: Medium, light, vanilla, fruit, smoke and spice.